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Documented by Cameron Smith In early September 1905, Moses Lovern of Williamson, West Virginia was arrested for assaulting James Butcher, a well-off businessman. Convicted of the crime, he began serving a 60 day sentence later in the month. On September 24th, in the middle of the

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Documented by Cameron Smith Lewis or “Lon” Beard was born in March of 1887 to Curtis and Lillie Beard. He was the second oldest son of seven siblings and was born and raised in the predominantly white community of Elk Creek, Kentucky. Lewis’s immediate family was

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Virgil Bowers was an African American man residing in London, Kentucky.  Information about his life, including birth and census records, is not available.  The information about the lynching of Virgil Bowers is provided by several contemporaneous news sources.  Bowers was prosecuted in two trials for the

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