1933: Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes lynched in St. James Park


This still-notorious lynching — America’s seminal lynching for the broadcast media era — has been portrayed several times on the silver screen.

2 thoughts on “1933: Thomas Thurmond and John Holmes lynched in St. James Park”

  1. I’m a native Northern Californian, and I’ve never heard of this case before! Utterly disgraceful. The governor should have been hung…in effigy.

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