Killing of Charles Simmons in North Carolina in 1930
Charles Simmons (1891-1930), a factory worker, was killed by a group of whites in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. According to newspaper accounts, Simmons was intoxicated when he fell asleep in a hammock on the porch of a home occupied by whites. They beat him severely, then took him to the hospital where he died of internal injuries and paralysis.
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