On November 16, 1890, a mob of white men lynched Henry Smith. The following day, an unknown black man created a protest against this act of racial terror. That night, on November 17, 1890, a group of men lynched this unknown man. No more is known about his age, family, or occupation or about where the incident occurred. Only one article, in Tennessee’s Camden Chronicle, published several days after the lynching, could be found for this report.
The murder of this man illustrates ways in which the white community ensured that any justice sought for these victims of racial terror would be met with equal violence.
The Camden Chronicle, November 21, 1890, page 1.