Halifax County, NC

Alleged offense: Murder
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: Unrecorded
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): No
Legal intervention (following lynching): No
Mob size: 75
Mob members: Unrecorded
Alleged victim: May Jenkins
Household Status: Unrecorded
Occupation: Stable hand


Death certificate: None found
Census: None found

News coverage:

The Negro’s Fiendish Work With Rope and Knife

The Crime That Leads to Lynching

Short Shrift for Brute


Town: Weldon, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 36.318939, -77.589927
Rationale: County center

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