Killing of R. J. Tyronne in Mississippi in 1935
R.J. Tyronne, age 24, a landowner and farmer, was killed in 1935 by a group of men in Lawrence County, Mississippi. According to newspapers, Tyronne was a prosperous landowner who had been successfully resisting attempts by white farmer William Evens and possibly others to deprive him of his property and livelihood. Tyronne was lynched by a white mob, his body riddled with bullets. An essay on this case, researched and authored by a CRRJ student, is available on request.
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