The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973 Page: 460
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The crowd at the lynching of Jesse Washington, in the Waco Square, on
May 15, 1916, is said to have numbered a thousand or more. Washington,
having been convicted of murder at a trial which had, until then, been con-
ducted legally, was seized by the mob, dragged from the courthouse, beaten,
and carried to a tree beside the city hall. There, apparently already dead or
unconscious, he was suspended from a tree limb over a large fire until the
body was extensively burned. Lynching was an all too common event in
Texas before 1920. This photograph was taken from the second floor of the
city hall. Courtesy Roger Conger Collection.
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 76, July 1972 - April, 1973, periodical, 1973; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101202/m1/516/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.