June 15 1920

Three African American workers for the John Robinson circus are lynched in Duluth. The men were accused of raping a white woman. Ignoring the pleas of a priest and a judge, a mob of 5,000 breaks into the city jail and hangs the men from a lamppost.

Thanks to FOCUS 10 Northfield High School and Clare Foley for the research on June’s Day in History.

Thanks also to Minnesota’s Learn and Serve America Service Learning Program for their help.

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