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Henry Davis
MSA SC 3520-13635
Lynched in Annapolis, December 21, 1906


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Docket) April 1900 Page 268 [MSA C65, 1-2-10-13]

MARYLAND PENITENTIARY (Reception Record) Henry Davis alias Henry Chambers, Prisoner Number 15521, Volume 1900-1907 Page 47 [MSA S279, 1-30-5-20]

BOARD OF HEALTH (Death Record, Counties) William Davis alias Chambers, 21 December 1906, Anne Arundel County [MSA S1178, 0-70-10-16]

Newspaper Articles:

"Circuit Court." Evening Capital, 25 April 1900.

"Woman Assaulted, Assaliant Escapes." Evening Capital, 14 December 1906.

"The Negro Still At Large." Evening Capital, 15 December 1906.

"The Suspect Is Arrested." Evening Capital, 17 December 1906.

"Accused Negro Confesses." Evening Capital, 19 December 1906.

"Wants Jury Reconvened." Evening Capital, 20 December 1906.

"The Assault on Woman Avenged - Davis Dragged from Jail and Lynched - Mob Riddled Negro Ravisher with Bullets." Evening Capital, 21 December 1906.

"The Law Too Slow." Evening Capital, 21 December 1906.

"The Irony of Fate: Governor Warfield Chagrined Over Lynching Affair." Evening Capital, 22 December 1906.

"Victim Told of Lynching." Evening Capital, 22 December 1906.

"Maryland Lynchings." Evening Capital, 22 December 1906.

"Dr. Claude's Comments." Evening Capital, 22 December 1906.

"No Arrests Made: Annapolis Lynchers' Identity Apparently Unknown to Authorities." The Sun, 22 December 1906.

"Governor Denounces It." The Sun, 22 December 1906.

"Victim Thanks Lynchers." The Sun, 23 December 1906.

"What Others Think." Evening Capital, 24 December 1906.

"Gruesome Postal Cards." Evening Capital, 24 December 1906.

"The April Term of Court...Judge James Revell's Charge to the Jury Very Forceful - He Denounces Lynching in Strong Terms." Evening Capital, 15 April 1907.

"Circuit Court." Evening Capital, 27 April 1907.

"1906 lynching cited in case to win pardon for Snowden." Evening Capital, 24 June 2000.

"Annapolis, city proud of its history, is urged to recognize violent past Lynching." The Sun, 25 June 2000.

"Remembering dark moment." The Baltimore Sun, 17 December 2001.

"When the Area's White Lynch Mob Acted." The Washington Post, 20 December 2001.

"In Annapolis, remembering the horrors, victim of lynching." The Baltimore Sun, 21 December 2001.

"Plaque unvieled to honor lynching victim." The Evening Capital, 21 December 2001.

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