Challenging “Alleged Causes”
Monday, July 24,1900—at approximately 10:30 p.m. police instigated an unwarranted assault against two colored men sitting outside a residence on Dryades St.
Tuesday, July 25, 1900—manhunt located Charles, between 2:30 and 5:00 a.m., at 2023 4th Street; an unidentified innocent man subjected to mob rule; two officers killed.
Wednesday, July 26, 1900—manhunt continued as rampant lawlessness escalates.
Thursday, July 27, 1900—mob rule continued.
Friday, July 28, 1900—concern surfaces regarding financial impact of mob rule as rioting continued; house in which Charles hid set on fire by besiegers, forcing Charles to confront the mob who riddled his body with bullets.
KeywordsChicago Tribune Painful Reminder White Hatred French Quarter Vigilante Activity
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- 2.Edward L. Ayers, Vengeance & Justice: Crime and Punishment in the 19th-century American South (New York: Oxford University Press, 1984), 243.Google Scholar