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The grave of James T. Scott

September 11, 2010 | 9:07 p.m. CDT
James T. Scott was a black man lynched in 1923. Scott was accused of raping a white girl. He was awaiting trial in the Boone County Jail when a mob of 1,000 people broke him out and hung him from a bridge on Stewart Road. He is buried in Columbia Cemetery in a grave that still bears only a temporary marker.

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