Will Brown was a 41 year old Black Man on his way home from work when police arrested him on rape charges. A white woman was raped in town and they wanted to pin it on the first Black Man in sight. Soon after his arrest, a white mob gathered outside the jail he was staying in. They demanded the officers give up Mr. Brown to them. The officers agreed but wanted the mob to wait a little longer but they refused. They stormed the courthouse and set it on fire, hoping the flames would make William give up his location. It didn’t and the courthouse was completely in flames. This didn’t stop the white crowd however. They still wanted to “kill a nigger” and ran into the burning building. William had managed to get free and ran to the roof of the jail. At the top, he encountered a group of white prisoners who had also gotten free. They beat Mr. Brown relentlessly and attempted to throw him off the roof before one of them told them to stop. They then handed Mr. Brown over to the crowd. In the next 5 minutes, Will Brown would be tortured beyond belief. They would cut out his eyes and hang him by the neck from a tree. As he hung from the tree with blood spilling down his body, the mob shot him over 100 times. They then cut him down and tied him to the back of a car. After dragging him throughout town, they stopped the car in the middle of a cheering crowd. To finish it off, the crowd of 700 White men, Women, and Children cheered as they set him on fire. Pieces of the rope used to kill Brown were sold for 10 cents each…………. White people ran into a burning building in order to kill an innocent Black man. This is Real White History.
Written By @KingKwajo