George Meadows was lynched in Jefferson County, Alabama Photograph by L. Horgan, Jr., 1889.

George Meadows was lynched in Jefferson County, Alabama on January 15, 1889. In 1908, the year that the town of Allensworth was founded, there were 97 lynchings recorded in the United States, 89 of them African Americans. Photograph by L. Horgan, Jr., 1889.