San Francisco Call, 6 January 1919
ACCORDING to the records compiled by Monroe N. Work,
in charge of Records and Research of the Tuskegee
Institute, there were 62 lynchings in 1918. This is
24 more than for the year 1917.
Of those lynched, 58 were negroes and 4 were whites.
Five of those put to death were women.
Sixteen, or a little more than one-fourth of those
put to death, were charged with rape or attempted rape.
The offenses charged against the whites lynched were:murder, 2; being disloyal, 2.
The offenses charged against the negroes were:
Alleged complicity in murder, 14;
Charged with threats to kill, 6;
Charged with rape, 10;
Charged with attempted rape, 6;
Alleged participation in fight about alleged hog stealing, 3;
Killing officer of the law 2;
Being intimate with woman, 1;
Assisting man charged with murder to escape, 1;
Robbing house and frightening women, 1;
Killing man in dispute about automobile repairs, 1;
Making unwise remarks. 1;
Making unruly remarks, 1;
Killing landlord in a dispute over a farm contract, 1;
Assault with intent to murder, 1;
Wounding another, 1;
Robbery and resisting arrest, 1.
The states in which lynchings occurred and the
number in each state are as follows:
North Carolina, 2;
South Carolina, 1;
Are we civilized?