3 Stories of Black Women Lynched in the United States

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There were over 100 documented cases of in America. Four of the were known to be pregnant. Lynching of women happened more often than most people thought, and for those who witnessed the crime it was an horrendous act. Here are 3 unforgettable stories of in the U.S.

Marie Scott

Scott was a young 17 year old teenager. She was raped by two drunken white men who barged into her home while she was getting dressed. The men locked themselves in a room with her and one by one assaulted her. Her brother heard her screaming for help, and kicked the door down. He killed one of his sister’s assailants and then ran away from the scene. Marie Scott was jailed and a white mob went searching for her brother. When the white mob could not find Scott’s brother, they grabbed her out of jail on March 31, 1914, threw a rope over her head and hung the 17-year-old from a telephone pole in Wagoner County, Oklahoma.

Marie Turner (Lynched at Eight Months Pregnant)

Turner was lynched in Lowndes County on May 17, 1918. Prior to her lynching Turner’s husband was arrested in connection with the shooting and killing of Hampton Smith and wounding Smith’s wife. Smith was a white farmer, and Mary Turner and her husband had worked for them for years. Apparently, another man Sidney Johnson had grown tired of the abuse of Hampton Smith, killed him and wounded his wife.
Unable to locate Johnson after the murder of Smith, a white mob lynched eight Blacks including Hayes Turner and his wife Mary. The mob hung Mary by her feet and then sliced her open to get to her baby. The baby fell out of Mary onto the ground making a whimpering sound. The mob then stomped the baby to death and sprayed several bullets into Mary Turner.

Maggie Howze and Alma Howze (Both Women Pregnant)

Maggie and Alma Howze along with two other young blacks were lynched for the murder of Dr. E. L. Johnston in December 1918. Johnston was a wealthy dentist, but did not have an established business. He often traveled the community looking for people he could offer his services to. He soon returned back to Mississippi to work on his father’s land, and during this time he formed a relationship with a black woman, Maggie Howze. Maggie moved in with Johnston and so did her sister Alma Howze. Johnston used both women to fulfill his sexual desires and while doing so he impregnated them both. Johnston was also married and had another child with his wife. Major and Andrew Clark, brothers who worked on the land were friends of the young black women, and tried to help the girls get away from Johnston. When Johnston turned up dead people believed the two sisters and Clark brothers were guilty. The four were quickly found and thrown in jail. Major Clark’s testicles were put between the “jaws of a vise” and slowly closed until he gave a confession to killing Johnston. That was all the white mob needed to call for a lynching. Ropes were place around the necks of the four Blacks necks and the other ends tied to the girder of a bridge. Maggie Howze was hit in the mouth with a wrench knocking her teeth out. She was also struck across the head, but she put up a fight.  She grabbed the bridge twice to break her fall before finally being killed. After her death, the white mob joked that it was hard to kill such a big woman. There was a claim by a witness that on the day of Alma Howze burial movement of her unborn child could be seen. Dr. Johnston’s parents never believed that the 4 blacks killed their son, they always said it was a white irrational man.

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  • Jimmy Lee Colema June 11, 2019 - 9:53 pm Reply

    Justice denied one is justice denied all. Horrible as these murders were, they were all too common. The guilty did not escape judgement.

  • Byron McIntyre June 12, 2019 - 9:57 am Reply

    Hard to read, yet informative. As I hold back tears, anger, frustration,shock, and even RAGE!. I think in pictures, so these type of stories put me in a mindset of controlled insanity. Knowing if I react, it could have an adverse effect on MY life.

    • Hope June 22, 2019 - 9:40 am Reply

      I think in pictures as well. As an empath I can feel the energy of these acts. It is enough to drive a person crazy! How could people be so evil? How could the descendants of the victims not want justice?

      • PhntsticPeg June 23, 2019 - 9:14 pm Reply

        As a descendent of Mary Turner I use that story to teach my students about certain topics. I too am an empath and though it takes work NOT to be angry and hateful about it, its better that this has been documented (as well as the photo of Mary hanging from a tree). Because it what I use to show that this is not ancient history. This racism and hate is real, continuous and close to some of us.

        We cannot hide from the truth anymore. Our ancestors and justice demands that all that was hidden needs to be heard. In spite of what I personally feel about it I am compelled to speak on to enlighten those who want to turn away.

        FYI, Mary married into the Turner family. This line is the same lineage as Nat Turner, so I take some solace in the fact that all my Turner family fought back, even when it meant their death.

      • Rain Pebble June 26, 2019 - 12:19 pm Reply

        Yes. My sentiment as well. I just can’t fathom how someone who claims to be human could be so evil? These people are demons and are not human Is my only conclusion. What is inside them can not resemble what Is human? This kind of Evil can’t not exist in a true human being. I know not thee origin of these beast.

  • Carmen Briscoe June 12, 2019 - 10:45 am Reply

    These stories makes me avoid some nationalities as much as I can.

  • Bobby Williams June 12, 2019 - 5:21 pm Reply

    And some of y’all still love them Serena Williams RI RI just to name a few ,it doesn’t matter what they have done are is doing..

    • Susan June 16, 2019 - 3:58 pm Reply


      • Richelle Payne June 19, 2019 - 9:13 pm Reply

        ..and meanwhile Black men are sprinting from the altar for Becky, Tomi and Kim….

      • Greg June 21, 2019 - 2:03 am Reply

        Wtf?? God help us all.

    • Donna G Clark May 28, 2020 - 10:11 pm Reply

      Don’t get on Serena when you have a hundred times more black men in interracial dating and marriage relationships. Ri ri has gone black again, by the way.

    • Donna G Clark May 28, 2020 - 10:16 pm Reply

      At least he married her and she is not just a baby’s mama or bed wench. Which gives the relationship some respectability. Other races of men are different from black men. That is why their races are stronger and have better bonds. They take care of their own and don’t run off and sell out their people.

  • Suzanne Hammond Saucer June 12, 2019 - 10:12 pm Reply


    • Linda June 15, 2019 - 9:26 pm Reply

      White men are vicious evil ppl and I don care if you are married to one they hate Black women and men . All of this will come to an end so white ppl this is your heaven here on earth God had something in store for you . All you Edomites will pay

      • Terry June 17, 2019 - 6:28 am Reply

        One day theirs are coming

  • Kelvin June 13, 2019 - 6:06 am Reply

    That why the lynching bill its important n all these politicians need to b hold responsible let hear about ask the ? Debate

  • Kenneth Campbell June 13, 2019 - 11:16 am Reply

    It hurts. It angers me. But most of all, it teaches me what kind of vile, evil ancestry of the white man that l come in contact with every single day. They can never be forgiven by me. And as for ‘God’ … since he was missing in action then, l assume that his missing in action now. Thank the researchers for seeking this truth.

    • Narjis June 14, 2019 - 2:43 pm Reply

      I agree with you on this. I know Jesus was white because he gave not 1 fuck of what happened to us then and now

      • Linda June 15, 2019 - 9:27 pm Reply

        White men are vicious evil ppl and I don care if you are married to one they hate Black women and men . All of this will come to an end so white ppl this is your heaven here on earth God had something in store for you . All you Edomites will pay

        • Linda June 15, 2019 - 9:38 pm Reply

          Jesus was not a white man if you read your bible it says that Jesus hair was like sheep wool and his feet were of burnt brass burnt brass is black, the black ppl are the true children of Israel the black man are the true Israelites. God chose ppl are the Israelites we come from Shem Shem was a Black Man we are from the line of Abraham we are Gods chosen ppl don’t ever forget that Jesus was a black

  • Susan June 16, 2019 - 4:01 pm Reply

    Horrible country.

  • Hussain July 6, 2019 - 5:39 am Reply

    May they be not forgiven.

  • Kathy Briscoe July 26, 2019 - 9:46 am Reply

    We are so tired and outraged by how white people act as though we have to be second class citizens!!! When did whites get so insane?? They are driven by evilness and the taste for blood, rape and murder! It seems to me that blacks have been their kicking block for far to long!! Being raped, murdered and jailed which continues to go on today! This is something way past normal or decent. It is an on going mental sickness that seems to be bred through there race.. INSANITY!!!! Bearing the mark of the BEAST!! It came here from England and other countries who threw these types of people out of there country on boats, never allowed to return! And they ended up here in America!! Immediately attacked the Indians that were here and blacks.. To this day, their insanity, murders and brutal behaviors continue… I believe we the people have endured ENOUGH!!!

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