This Day in History: 1936-04-28

Lint Shaw, a 45-year-old Black farmer, was seized and shot to death by a mob of 40 white men in Colbert, Georgia, just eight hours before he was scheduled to stand trial on allegations of attempting to assault two white women (a common accusation of the Jim Crow era, frequently lodged on spurious or nonexistent grounds). No one was ever prosecuted for his murder. Learn more.