Killing of Coleman Franks in Mississippi in 1931


Case summary

Coleman Franks (a/k/a Coleman Hooper) was killed in 1931 by a lynch mob in Caledonia, Lowndes County, Mississippi. Franks was being held at a prison camp pending trial for wounding Clyde Bell, a white farmer, during a fight. The mob seized Franks from the prison and hanged him.


Date of incident: 1931-11-06
Location: Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
Location type: unknown - rural
Allegation against victim: attacking a white man

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