Northampton County, NC

Alleged offense: Rape
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Age: Unspecified
Legal intervention (in alleged offense): Yes
Legal intervention (following lynching): No
Mob size: 50
Mob members: None named
Alleged victim: Mrs. Lucinda Hill
Household Status: Unmarried
Occupation: No occupation (children)

Peter Mitchell, an African American man, was accused of raping a white woman, Lucinda Hill. According to newspaper accounts, Mitchell arrested and awaiting trial in the Jackson jail before he was abducted by a mob who then lynched him on the 29th of December.


Death certificate: None available
Census: None available

News coverage:

Trial Was Not Needed

Negro Lynched

No Need for Special Term

Took Snap Judgment


 Town: Jackson, North Carolina
Latitude/Longitude: 36.389782, -77.418902
Rationale: Newspaper accounts only list Mitchell’s abduction site; the site of his lynching is unknown. Marker was placed at the nearest town.

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Researcher’s Note: This lynching was covered across the country in a variety of newspapers.