Saturday, September 16, 2006

Lynching - Lewisburg, Greenbrier County

One of southeastern West Virginia's darkest nights was on November 22, 1931 when two men, Tom Jackson & George Banks were forcibly removed from the Lewisburg jail and lynched.
For more information on this event see:
-- The Negro Citizen of West Virginia by Thomas E. Posey, pages 78-80
-- The Greenbrier Independent, 12/11/1931
-- The Greenbrier Independent, 12/18/1931
-- The Greenbrier Independent, 12/25/1931
-- The Greenbrier Independent, Jan/8/1932
WV Death Certificate # 16202 - for Tom Jackson
WV Death Certificate # 16203 - for George Banks
(Relatives of Jackson were: his widow, Margaret Jackson; his sister, Lucinda Upshaw of Washington, D.C.: his brothers, Mertie Jackson & Fred Jackson; & his mother, Lucy Jackson of Trevilion, Virginia)
(Relatives of Banks were: his sisters, Thelma Mullins of Leslie & Helen Banks Terry of Detroit; his brothers, Homer, Curtis, Woodrow & Harold)

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