Creator

Date Original

1921 February 13-20

Description

This collection holds one issue of the La Tribuna Illustrata [The Illustrated Tribune] written in Italian. The cover depicts Henry Lowery from Mississippi County, Arkansas, being tied to a wooden pole and burned alive in a lynching conducted by his fellow Arkansans.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Lowery was a black tenant farmer from Mississippi County, Arkansas, who was lynched on January 26, 1921, for the murder of a land owner and his daughter. Lowery had a dispute with O.T. Craig, a large land owner in Mississippi County, over a payment that Lowery felt was owed to him. Lowery confronted Craig at his home on December 25, 1920, where Craig’s son, Dick, shot at Lowery. A fire fight occurred in which Craig and his daughter, Mary, were killed. When Lowery was caught by the police, a group of about 500 men took him from police custody. They then chained him to a pole with leaves soaked in gasoline where they burned him alive.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Mississippi County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.177.013

Resource Type

Text

Collection

"La legge di Linch," La Tribuna Illustrata [ "The Law of Linch," TheIllustrated Tribune], SMC.177.013

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"La legge di Linch," La Tribuna Illustrata [ "The Law of Linch," The Illustrated Tribune], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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