Newport Lynching

Penny postcard depicting the lynching of Howe Davis at Newport (Jackson County); October 1914. Davis, a suspect in the murder of police officer James Payne, was hanged after members of a mob forcibly took the keys from the sheriff.

Postcard from "Bowen Art Gallery" in Newport depicting dead African-American suspended from noose in tree with white onlookers standing behind a fence

Courtesy of the Jackson County Library