NY

Punishment for Alleged Conspiracy

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:05

"When mysterious fires broke out, blacks and whites were accused of conspiring together. Mass hysteria developed against the accused. After a trial of lurid accusations by informants, and forced confessions, two white men and two white women were executed, eighteen slaves were hanged, and thirteen slaves were burned alive."