Tyler, Texas

 

A negro named Harry Hillard was burned to death in the presence of 7,000 people at Tyler, Tex., on the 29th, for           outrage and murder of Mrs. Bell.  He confessed his crime. 

 

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  • Editor says:

    An eyewitness recalled with astonishment, "Hilliard's power of endurance was the most wonderful                 thing on record!  His lower limbs burned off before he became unconscious."

    Source:  Wood, Amy Louise. Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America 1890-1940