Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington's Mob Riot of 1920

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc. Release date: 2020-01-20

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In 1920, ten-year-old Geneva Hardman was murdered on her way to school, just outside Lexington. Both civil authorities and a growing lynch mob sought Will Lockett, a black army veteran, as the suspect. The vigilantes remained one step behind the lawmen, and a grieving family erred on the side of justice versus vengeance. During the short trial, tensions spilled over and shots were fired outside the courthouse, leading to a declaration of martial law. Six people died in what civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois described as the "e;Second Battle of Lexington."e; Join author Peter Brackney and delve into this century-old story of murder and mayhem.

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Additional Information

Genre: True crime

Collection: The History Press

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9781439668818

Additional Information

Genre: True crime

Collection: The History Press

Type: EPub

ISBN: 9781439668818

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