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Slayer of Schoolgirl Lynched In Presence of Large Crowd
The Hartford Courant (1887-1922) - Hartford, Conn.
Date: May 23, 1917
Start Page: 11
Pages: 1
Abstract (Document Summary)

Memphis, Tenn., May 22.--Ell Persons, a negro, confessed murderer of Antoinette Rappal, a schoolgirl, several weeks ago, was burned to death near the scene of the crime at 9 o'clock today. A mob estimated at from 2,000 to 3,000 saw the death of the negro.

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