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2031: BurningofNegroSmith Greenville,TX,Ju

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BurningofNegroSmith Greenville,TX,July28,1908.TedSmith,an 18yearoldAfrican American,waschargedwithcriminalassaultonMissViolaDelancey.Capturedbyofficershe wasbeingtakentoGreenvillejailwhenhe was overpoweredbya mobofcitizens,whotookhimandpreparedtolynchhim.Afterdiscussion,themobdecidedtoburnhimatthestake.Placing himonapileofwoodinthepublicsquare,keroseneoilwaspouredonandamatchapplied.Smithslowlyburnedtodeathwhile1,000personslookedon.ThisisaprintedphotoofthisatrocitybyJ.Q.Adams,Greenville,TX.Unused,extremelyscarce. 1

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Excellent
Estimate $500 – $1,000
Starting Bid $300
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7:00 AM - May 22, 2008
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