Stivers, C.P. (Christopher P.)

C.P. Stivers, (or Christopher P. Stivers) was one of roughly 20 white men lynched between 1900 and 1950 in Kentucky.  Due to his race, gender, and his position as Police Judge in Manchester, there was considerable documentation of Stivers’ life and death.  Stivers was born in December 1891 to James W. Stivers and Lucy T. […]

Merrick, Walter

Walter Merrick was one of approximately twenty white men lynched in Kentucky between 1880 and 1950.  Merrick’s race and the unusual circumstances of the lynching accounts for the abundance of official evidence detailing Merrick’s life and homicide. Merrick was born in March 1891 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.  His parents, James and Mary, raised Walter and […]