Killing of Charles Simmons in North Carolina in 1930


Case summary

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.


Date of incident: 1930-09-05
Location: Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina
Location type: private space - domestic
Allegation against victim: falling asleep on a white family's porch

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