Death certificate of James T. Scott
September 12, 2010 | 12:00 p.m. CDTThis is the death certificate of James T. Scott, a black man who was killed by a mob in Columbia in 1923. "Lynched" is listed as the primary cause of death at middle right, but just below that, a secondary factor is listed as "Committed rape." Scott was dragged from jail by the mob and hanged from a Stewart Road bridge before he could be tried for the rape he was accused of.
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