Three Black Men Were Lynched in Memphis, TN for Competing With White Grocers for Business

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It was 1889 when an African-American man named opened the People’s Grocery in the “Curve,” a Black neighborhood just outside the city limits. He did this because as a business man he wanted to make money, and he wanted to help his Black community. The big problem with this was there was a White-owned grocery store across the street, and the White people did not take too kindly to the Black competition. So, to show Moss just how they felt about him and his business a White mob invaded the store. During the altercation, three of the white men who invaded the store were shot and injured. Even though Moss, and two other were just trying to protect themselves and business they were jailed and sat awaiting trial. During this time another White mob formed this time they invaded the jail and killed Moss and his two Black friends. The three Black men were also friends of Ida B. Wells and after finding out what happened. She wrote Free Speech and Headlight, urging Blacks to leave quickly leave Memphis. Watch this video to find out more about the Memphis move, and the boycotts of the white-owned businesses.

3 Comments

  • palter August 20, 2015 - 5:02 am Reply

    Sad, sad, sad… America is one sad place sorry to say. I didn’t know this about life in the States, being from across the Altantic, and I must say I don’t envy being an American one bit.

  • Dirty Redd July 14, 2017 - 10:35 pm Reply

    That shit like that all over America,but blacks are not taking that shit no more.they put the klansman on the police force so they can kill us an never get punished for it.but karma’s a bitch

  • J. korbyn June 25, 2018 - 10:45 am Reply

    Now they use different antics to hold us back. It is too early in the morning for me to raise my BP and become angry about the way we are treated by the white race. However, they do spend quite a lot of time scheming and trying to figure out how to make our lives miserable.

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