In 1904, a lynch mob of more than 1000 white people burned Luther Holbert, a black Mississippi sharecropper, and his wife to death.' A Vicksburg, Mississippi newspaper gave the following eye-witness account of the lynching.
"Lynching, Federalism, and the Intersection of Race and Gender in the Progressive Era,"
Yale Journal of Law & Feminism:
1, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlf/vol8/iss1/3