Last Lynching Victim of American West Remembered

— NPR's John Biewen reports from Price, Utah that a ceremony was held over the weekend to acknowledge the lynching 73 years ago of a black coal miner. Robert Marshall, an itinerant miner was summarily hanged in 1925 after two white boys said they had seen him near the scene where a white man was murdered. A thousand people watched the hanging but not one person would testify before a grand jury as to who carried out the lynching. The incident is referred to as the last lynching of a black man in the American West.



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