IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR SISTERS: 150 BLACK WOMEN WHO WERE LYNCHED IN THE U.S. BETWEEN 1870-1957


IN REMEMBRANCE OF OUR SISTERS:

150 BLACK WOMEN WHO WERE LYNCHED IN THE U.S. BETWEEN 1870-1957
They must not be forgotten

NEVER AGAIN!
A SACRED LIBATION CEREMONY will be held to honor their memory and humanity. It will take
place at 3:00PM Sharp on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Congo (Washington) Square
6th & Walnut Streets Philadelphia, PA.

NEVER AGAIN!

95 years ago today, Pregnant Mary Turner was lynched. Seven years after that, on the exact same date, Malcolm X was born.


95 years ago today, Pregnant Mary Turner was lynched. Seven years after that, on the exact same date, Malcolm X was born..

via 95 years ago today, Pregnant Mary Turner was lynched. Seven years after that, on the exact same date, Malcolm X was born..

The Strangest Fruit of All: Black Women Who Were Lynched in America.


The lynching of Laura Nelson. "The Strangest Fruit of All" is a planned documentary on the lynching of Black Women.

Click here to order a Shield of Righteous Power t-shirt. Your purchase of the Shield of Righteous Power T-shirt aids in funding the production of the documentary "The Strangest Fruit of All: Black Women Who Were Lynched."

We want to make a documentary on Black women who were lynched.  We plan to produce the video in honor and recognition of the 148 African American women who are known to have been lynched and those whose names we do not know.  We intend to have 148 women speak the names of the women on the list, the date they died and the place where they were made into martyrs.  We also intend showing footage from the locations where they joined the ancestors, as well as interviewing Professor Maria Delongoria, Dr. Daniel Meaders and others for their insight into the lynching of women.

1. At least 148 black women are known to have been lynched in America.

2. We want to inform the public of the true nature of lynching.

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4. Go to http://henriettavintondavis.wordpress… and read more about the women who were lynched.

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Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957: More on Black Women Who Were Lynched


Click here for the Second Annual Sacred Libation Ceremony In Remembrance of Our Sisters

The lynching of Laura Nelson

After seeing the connection between Henrietta Vinton Davis and Black Women who were lynched (they all had no markers on their graves) we posted Dr. Daniel Meaders’ pamphlet on Black Women Who Were Lynched in America.  Reading that aroused wonder.   Were more women lynched than Dr. Meaders found? Further inquiry led us to the revelation of  “STRANGER FRUIT”: THE LYNCHING OF BLACK WOMEN THE CASES OF ROSA RICHARDSON AND MARIE SCOTT” by MARIA DELONGORIA. The information below is extracted from Appendix A: Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching Victims 1886-1957. This list indicates approximately one hundred and fifty women who were lynched.  Four of them were known to have been pregnant at the time. m= mother d=daughter s=son f=father c=cousin w=wife h=husband #=age of victim b=brother s1=sister * some sexually related aspect (evidence of rape, sexual assault and/or ‘relationship’) ** approximate date

Number

Date

Name

Lynched with

County/City State

Allegation

1870

1

Sept Mrs. John Simes Henry Co KY Republican
1872

2

Nov Mrs. Hawkins (m) Fayette Co KY Republican

3

—– Hawkins (d) Fayette Co KY Republican
1876

4

May Mrs. Ben French Warsaw KY murder
1878

5

4 Nov Maria Smith Hernando MS murder
1880

6

29 July Milly Thompson Clayton GA

7

6 Dec Julia Brandt (15) Joe Barnes, Vance Brandt Charleston SC theft/murder
1881

8

*4 Sept Ann (Eliza) Cowan (35) Newberry SC arson
1885

9

29 Sept Harriet Finch Jerry Finch, John Pattishal, Lee Tyson Chatham Co NC murder
1886

10

25 July Mary Hollenbeck Tattnall GA murder

11

18 Aug Eliza Wood Madison TN murder

12

Sept Cummins (d) Stephen Cummins (f) Pulaski KY
1887

13

28 April Gracy Blanton W. Carroll LA theft
1891

14

15 April Roxie Elliott Centerville AL

15

9 May Mrs. Lee Lowndes MS son accused of murder

16

1 Aug Eliza Lowe Henry AL arson

17

Ella Williams Henry AL arson

18

28 Sept Louise Stevenson Grant White Hollandale MS murder
1892

19

3 Feb Mrs. Martin Sumner Co TN son accused of arson

20

10 Feb Mrs. Brisco(w) AR race prejudice

21

10 Feb Jessie Dillingham Smokeyville TX train wrecking

22

11 March Ella (15) Rayville LA attempted murder/poisoning

23

2 Nov Mrs. Hastings(m) son (16) Jonesville LA husband accused

24

Hastings(d,14) Jonesville LA father accused of murder

25

21 Dec Cora Guthrie,Indian Territory
1893

26

19 March Jessie Jones Jellico TN murder

27

18 July Meredith Lewis Roseland LA murder

28

15 Sept Emma Fair Paul Hill, Paul Archer, William Archer Carrolton AL arson

29

16 Sept Louisa Carter (Lou)(m) Jackson MS poisoning a well

30

Mahala Jackson (d) Jackson MS poisoning a well
1893

31

Nov Mrs. Phil Evens (m) Bardstown KY

32

Evans (d) Bardstown KY

33

Evans (d) Bardstown KY

34

4 Nov Mary (Eliza) Motlow Lynchburg VA arson

35

9 Nov Rilla Weaver Clarendon AR
1894

36

6 March unknown Negro woman Pulaski AR

37

16 July Marion Howard Scottsville KY

38

24 July Negro woman Simpson Co MS race prejudice
1895

39

20 March Harriet Tally Petersburg TN arson

40

21 April Mary Deane Greenville AL murder

41

Alice Green Greenville AL murder

42

Martha Green Greenville AL murder

43

1 July Mollie Smith Trigg County KY

44

20 July Mrs. Abe Phillips (m) unnamed child (1)Hannah Phillips (d) Mant TX

45

23 July Negro woman Brenham TX

46

2 Aug Mrs. James Mason (w) James Mason (h) Dangerfield TX

47

*28 Aug Negro woman Simpson MS miscegenation

48

26 Sept Felicia Francis New Orleans LA

49

11 Oct Catherine Matthews Baton Rouge LA poisoning

50

2 Dec Hannah Kearse (Walker,m),Isom K. (s) Colleton SC stealing a bible
1896

51

*12 Jan Charlotte Morris Jefferson LA miscegenation/living with white “husband”

52

1 Aug Isadora Morely Selma AL murder

53

18 Nov Mimm Collier Steenston MS
1897

54

9 Feb Negro woman Carrolton MS theft/arson

55

5 March Otea Smith Julietta FL murder

56

12 May Amanda Franks Jefferson AL murder

57

Molly White Jefferson AL murder
1898

58

22 Feb Dora Baker (d,2)Frazier Baker(f) Williamsburg SC race prejudice

59

9 Nov Rose Etheridge Phoenix SC murder

60

13 Nov Eliza Goode Greenwood SC murder
1899

61

23 March Willia Boyd Silver City MS
1900

62

2 March Mrs. Jim Cross (m) Lowndes AL

63

Cross (d) Lowndes AL

64

7 July Lizzie Pool Hickory Plains AR race prejudice

65

25 July Anna Mabry New Orleans LA race prejudice

66

28 Aug Negro woman Negro man Forrest City NC theft of peaches
1901

67

5 March Ballie Crutchfield Rome TN theft

68

20 March Terry Bell Terry MS

69

1 Aug Betsey McCray (m) Belfiield (s) Carrolton MS knowledge of murder

70

Ida McCray (d) Carrolton MS knowledge of murder

71

4 Oct Negro woman Marshall TX assault
1902

72

15 Feb Bell Duly Fulton KY

73

27 Dec Mrs.Emma Wideman Oliver Wideman Troy SC murder
1903

74

Negro woman murder of Mrs. Frank Matthews

75

8 June Negro woman Negro men (4) Smith County MS murder

76

24 June Lamb Whittle Concordia LA

77

*25 July Jennie Steers Beard Plantation, Shreveport LA murder by poison

78

28 Oct Jennie McCall Hamilton FL by mistake
1904

79

7 Feb Holbert (w) Luther Holbert Doddsville MS burning barn

80

*14 June Marie Thompson Lebanon Junction KY murder

81

30 August unknown Bates Union AR
1906

82

7 Nov Meta Hicks Mitchell GA husband accused of murder
1907

83

20 March Negro woman Stamps AR

84

Negro woman Stamps AR

85

21 May Mrs. Padgett (m) Son Tattnall GA son accused of rape

86

Padgett (d) Tattnall GA brother accused of rape
1908

87

3 Oct Mrs. D. Walker (m) Fulton KY race hatred

88

Walker (d) Fulton KY race hatred
1909

89

9 Feb Robby Baskin Houston MS murder

90

30 July Emile Antione Grand Prairie LA assault
1910

91

April 5 Laura Mitchell Lonoke AR murder

92

*25 Aug Laura Porter Monroe LA disreputable house
1911

93

*25 May Laura Nelson L.D. (14)(s) Okemah OK murder

94

2 Sept Hattie Bowman Ed Christian Greenville FL theft
1912

95

** Pettigrew (d) Ben Pettigrew (f) Savannah TN

96

** Pettigrew (d) Savannah TN

97

Negro woman Codele GA

98

*23 Jan Belle Hathaway John Moore,Eugene Hamming,Dusty Cruthfield or Crutchfield Hamilton GA tenants of murdered man

99

11 Feb Negro woman Negro children (3) Beaumont TX

100

13 Feb Mary Jackson George Saunders Marshall TX

101

25 June Ann Boston Pinehurst GA murder
1914

102

13 Mar** Mrs. Joe Perry (m,w) Joe Perry (h)SonChild Henderson NC

103

*31 Mar Marie Scott (17) Muskogee OK murder

104

28 May/June** Jennie Collins Shaw MS aiding in escape

105

17 June Paralee Collins (m) Issac (s) West Plains MO

106

*12 July Rosa Richardson (27-35) Providence/Santee SC murder

107

25 Nov Jane Sullivan (w) Fred Sullivan (h) Byhalia MS burning a barn
1915

108

15 Jan Eula Charles (Barber,d)Dan Barber (f) Jasper County GA parents accused of bootlegging

109

Ella Charles (Barber,d)Jesse Barber(b) Jasper County GA parents accused of bootlegging

110

May Briley Pescott AR

111

17 Aug Hope Hull AL

112

*8 Dec Cordella Stevenson Columbus MS
1916

113

19 Aug Mary Dennis Newberry FL aiding in escape

114

Stella Long Newberry FL aiding in escape

115

4 Oct** Mary Conley Arlington GA complicity in murder
1917

116

1 March Emma Hooper Hammond LA murder
1918

117

17 May Mary Turner (pregnant) Brooks Co GA taught a lesson

118

4 June Sarah Cabiness unnamed children(2)Bessie Cabiness(d)Pete (s)Tenola Cabiness(d)Cute Cabiness (d) Huntsville TX threatening white man

119

4 Sept Mrs. James Eyer Marion GA

120

*21 Dec Alma House (pregnant) Andrew Clark Shubuta MS murder
1919

121

5 May unknown Negro woman Holmes MS race prejudice
1920

122

2 Nov unknown Negro woman Ocoee FL race prejudice

123

18 Nov Minnie Ivory Willie IvoryWill Perry Douglass GA murder
1921

124

9 April Rachel Moore Rankin MS race prejudice
1922

125

25 June Mercy Hall Oklahoma City OK strike activity
1923

126

5 Jan Sarah Carrier Rosewood FL race prejudice

127

Lesty Gordon Rosewood FL race prejudice

128

29 Sept Negro woman Pickens MS

129

31 Sept Negro woman Holmes MS race prejudice
1924

130

23 June Penny Westmoreland Marcus Westmoreland Spalding GA

131

19 July —– Sheldon Meridian MS

132

11 Sept Sarah Williams Shreveport LA
1925

133

*25 April Annie Lowman (m) Aiken SC defending her daughter
1926

134

25 April Lily Cobb Birmingham AL

135

25 May Eliza Bryant Duplin NC success

136

8 Oct Bertha Lowman(d,s1) Demon (b) Aiken SC lynched after acquitted of murder

137

11 Nov Sally Brown Clarence (c) Houston TX
1928

138

25 Dec Negro woman (1) Eros LA dispute w/ whites

139

Negro woman (2) Eros LA dispute w/whites
1930

140

12 Feb Laura Wood Salisbury NC

141

5 July Viola Dial (pregnant) Narketta MS race prejudice

142

6 July Mrs. James Eyers (w) Markeeta MS race prejudice

143

10 Sept Holly White Pigg Lockett Scooba MS
1931

144

May Mrs. Wise Frankfort VA resisting Klan
1946

145

*25 July Dorothy Malcolm(w) (pregnant) Roger Malcolm (h) Monroe GA able to identify mob members

146

Mae Dorsey (w) George Dorsey (h) Monroe GA able to identify mob members
1956

147

*25 March Angenora Spencer Hyde NC miscegenation
1957

148

18 Nov Mrs. Frank Clay Henderson NC dispute

*Crystal Nicole Femister has a similar chart in the Appendix of her dissertation “Ladies and Lynching”: The Gendered Discourse of Mob Violence in the New South, 1880-1930. Having used overlapping sources accounts for similarities although there are differences in categories, variations of names, locations and some of the other content.