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“The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington’s Mob Riot of 1920” Library Series Event

August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Attorney and author Peter Brackney will discuss his book “The Murder of Geneva Hardman and Lexington’s Mob Riot of 1920.”
“In 1920, ten-year-old Geneva Hardman was murdered on her way to school, just outside Lexington. Both civil authorities and a growing lynch mob sought Will Lockett, a black army veteran, as the suspect. The vigilantes remained one step behind the lawmen, and a grieving family erred on the side of justice versus vengeance. During the short trial, tensions spilled over and shots were fired outside the courthouse, leading to a declaration of martial law. Six people died in what civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois described as the “Second Battle of Lexington.” Join author Peter Brackney and delve into this century-old story of murder and mayhem.”
— from the Amazon review
Join us for this library series/book club event. Refreshments will be served.


August 24
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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