September 12, 2010
This 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.
This bridge on Stewart Road -- shown on a postcard -- used to span Flat Branch near MU. In 1923, an MU professor's daughter was raped under the bridge. James T. Scott, the man accused of the crime, was hanged from the bridge eight days later.
Columbia videographer Scott Wilson is doing research for a documentary on James T. Scott, a Columbia black man who was lynched after being accused of molesting a white girl in 1923.
Betty Stokes sits in front of her car in Lot A on Saturday before MU's home opener against McNeese State. Stokes and her husband, Russ, have been collecting tiger paraphernalia since they began tailgating here 33 years ago. They have 27 tigers from around the country.
Jackson Chatman, 8, plays catch on Saturday before the Missouri-McNeese State game at Faurot Field.
September 11, 2010
Freshman Henry Josey tries to shed McNeese State sophomore Malcolm Bronson during the first half of MU's home opener.
Missouri freshman Henry Josey celebrates with teammate Wes Kemp after completing a touchdown in the first half of Saturday's game against McNeese State at Faurot Field.
Missouri's Henry Josey carries the ball during the game against McNeese State on Saturday at Faurot Field. Missouri won 50-6.
McNeese State's Champlain Babin runs to avoid Missouri's defense during the game Saturday at Faurot Field. Missouri won 50-6.
McNeese State fans react to the 50-6 score in their game against Missouri at Faurot Field on Saturday.
Missouri freshman tailback Henry Josey, left, celebrates with receiver Wes Kemp after Josey scored a first half touchdown.
Henry Josey carries in the second half against McNeese State on Saturday. Josey finished with 112 yards and three touchdowns.
Candles wait outside A.P. Green Chapel for participants in a 9/11 memorial to pick them up Saturday. The memorial took place nearby under the Memorial Union arch at MU.
In contrast to The Jungle, hundreds of tailgaters crowded parking lot CG1, near Virginia Avenue and Hospital Drive, before the MU football game on Saturday.
MU parking lot CG-17, at Rollins Street and Tiger Avenue, turned into "The Jungle" for the first time on Saturday. The Jungle is a designated tailgating area for student organizations and is run by the Missouri Students Association.
Derrick Gwinner and Kathryn Walker try to draw a taxidermy specimen, one of the free art activities on Saturday at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center. The activities were a part of the Missouri Conservation Federation's 75th anniversary. The crafts accompanied the State Historical Society's exhibit "Charles Schwartz, Missouri's Audubon: An Artist in Nature."
Frank Stack, a retired MU art professor, works on a watercolor landscape of his view outside of the window on Saturday as part of a demonstration at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center During his time at the university, Stack taught watercolor and oil painting, printmaking and a class on comics, one of the university's first.
Janet Plaisance helps her grandson, Tyler Porter, 4, with a Japanese fish oil painting for his mother on Saturday at Bass Pro Sportsman's Center in northeast Columbia. Plaisance was visiting from Mississippi and said she just stopped by the store on a whim since she often shops there at home.
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.
MU football players rush onto the field at the beginning of their home opener against McNeese State on Saturday at Faurot Field.