Killing of John Newton Robinson in Alabama in 1930
John Newton Robinson, about 60, a farmer and minister, was killed in 1930 in Emelle, Alabama. He was shot to death by someone in a large mob of people who confronted him at his home in connection with the shooting death earlier in the day of a white neighbor, Grover Boyd, by a Robinson family member. After he was shot to death the mob burned down the home of John Newton Robinson. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.
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