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Fate of Rich Wright's uncle Silas Hoskins in 1916?

An uncle of writer Richard Wright named Silas Hoskins of Elaine, Phillips County Arkansas disappeared in 1916 href="http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3755" target="_blank">http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=3755

According to Arkansas Lynching list href="http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/abho/bib/LYNCHINGS.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/abho/bib/LYNCHINGS.pdf {reference only} on Aug 9,1916
a black male {name unreported} was lynched in
Arkansas County on a charge of "Attempted Rape".
Arkansas County is a neighboring unit of
Phillips County. Coincidence?


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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