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Wichita Daily Eagle. "Burned at the Stake by a Mob." January 17, 1901.

"It has got around to Kansas, around to the state the dream of whose people has always been a higher civilization. A negro rapist has been mobbed in one of its oldest communities, burned at the stake, chained, kerosened and burned alive, in strict accordance with the method employed by the prejudiced south. . . Such tragedies are unlooked for and unexpected at the hands of western people where the hanging of horse thieves has proved about the only exception to the regular rule of trial by jury. . . the execution by fire at the stake, of a colored man, in Kansas, in not being expected, or deemed possible, is going to be followed by much talk and loud protests."

Published: 6 September 2007
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