These women including an eight-month-old pregnant mother of two were lynched by white mob during the Jim Crow era

Mohammed Awal October 29, 2019

Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson was lynched on May 25, 1911. She was lynched alongside her son L.D. Nelson near OkemahOkfuskee CountyOklahoma.

They were snatched from cells the night before by a group of white mobs, numbering 40. Nelson’s son L.D. was accused of killing Okemah’s deputy sheriff, George Loney, during a search of the Nelsons’ farm for a stolen cow. 

Nelson and her son were both charged with murder. They were kidnapped during the night of 24 May, 1911. Nelson was raped repeatedly, lynched and hanged from a bridge over the North Canadian River with her son.


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