The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia
Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake MountainBook - 2016
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The charred remains of Shedrick Thompson had not yet been cut from the tree from which he had been hanged before the controversy over his fate began. Thompson’s 1932 death was ruled a suicide by white authorities in rural Fauquier County, where Thompson lived and died. However, the local Fauquier population, white and black, knew that he had been lynched and his body torched. (more)
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Picking up a cold case, local reporter Jim Hall examines the evidence for what really happened more than 80 years ago.