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Winston Pounds was an African-American man who was lynched by a mob in Wilmot, Arkansas, on August 25 or 26, 1927. According to white newspapers, Pounds was hanged after being accused of breaking into and entering the house of a white man, and then allegedly assaulting his wife. An armed mob of fifty white men took him from the sheriff and his deputies, and hanged him a mile and a half away from town. A Black newspaper, however, noted that there had been bad blood, and that the white man, J. W. McGarry, had been seeking revenge on Pounds because Pounds's father had gotten the best of McGarry's father years earlier. There was no other evidence other than bloodhounds supposedly following the alleged assailant's tracks. White newspapers likewise didn't report on the torture that Pounds had to

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  • Winston Pounds was an African-American man who was lynched by a mob in Wilmot, Arkansas, on August 25 or 26, 1927. According to white newspapers, Pounds was hanged after being accused of breaking into and entering the house of a white man, and then allegedly assaulting his wife. An armed mob of fifty white men took him from the sheriff and his deputies, and hanged him a mile and a half away from town. A Black newspaper, however, noted that there had been bad blood, and that the white man, J. W. McGarry, had been seeking revenge on Pounds because Pounds's father had gotten the best of McGarry's father years earlier. There was no other evidence other than bloodhounds supposedly following the alleged assailant's tracks. White newspapers likewise didn't report on the torture that Pounds had to suffer while being hanged; they did note that the deputies recognized no one from the mob, and the result of the inquest was that "Pounds had died at the hands of persons unknown". (en)
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  • Winston Pounds was an African-American man who was lynched by a mob in Wilmot, Arkansas, on August 25 or 26, 1927. According to white newspapers, Pounds was hanged after being accused of breaking into and entering the house of a white man, and then allegedly assaulting his wife. An armed mob of fifty white men took him from the sheriff and his deputies, and hanged him a mile and a half away from town. A Black newspaper, however, noted that there had been bad blood, and that the white man, J. W. McGarry, had been seeking revenge on Pounds because Pounds's father had gotten the best of McGarry's father years earlier. There was no other evidence other than bloodhounds supposedly following the alleged assailant's tracks. White newspapers likewise didn't report on the torture that Pounds had to (en)
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  • Lynching of Winston Pounds (en)
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