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Three Black Men Lynched

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
1. Three Black Men Lynched Marker
Inscription.  On April 14, 1906, three black men, Horace B. Duncan, Fred Coker and Will Allen were lynched without a trial
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is April 11, 1906.
 
Location. 37° 12.528′ N, 93° 17.526′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker can be reached from Park Central Square west of E St. Louis Street. Marker is located at Park Central Square in downtown Springfield. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118122 Park Central Square, Springfield MO 65806, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Springfield (a few steps from this marker); Butterfield Overland Stage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gillioz Theater (about 500 feet away); The Colonial Hotel (about 600 feet away); First Store in Greene County (about 600 feet away); John T. Woodruff (about 600 feet away); The Landers Theatre (about 700 feet away); Jewell Theater (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  On 112-year anniversary of Springfield lynchings, memorial for victims is planned
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By Jason Voigt, April 5, 2021
2. Three Black Men Lynched Marker
Marker is located near the southeast corner of Park Central Square
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. Published by the Springfield News-Leader on April 12, 2018, this article gives more detail about the wrongful lynching, which many local African-American leaders felt it was important to remember. A series of misunderstandings led a drunken mob to lynch the three men on the day before Easter Sunday in 1906. (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. racial injustice; acts of terrorism
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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