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The Lynching of George Bush and James T. Scott

According to the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit organization based in Montgomery, Alabama, two black men were lynched in Columbia, Missouri. They were 19-year-old George Bush (or Burke) and James T. Scott.  In September 1889, Bush was accused of molesting a five-year-old girl on the farm where he worked as a hired hand. Shortly after Read More »