Photographed by George Henry Farnum no 2899, one out of four photographs of the murder.

THE LYNCHING OF LAURA AND L.D NELSON

The tragic consequence for African Americans seeking resistance.

On May 25th, 1911, A vigilante mob, composed of forty white men executed a mother and her adolescent son. Their murder was agonizing and prolonged. Their death was a reminder that bondage was still active. African Americans were never allowed to have a position of resistance. The racial liquidation sparked outrage to colored-people…