Lent Shaw

Location(s): Royston, Georgia

Decade: 1930s

On April 10, 1936, a mob removed, 45 year old farmer Lent Shaw, from jail just hours before his trial, and hung him in Royston, Madison County, Georgia. No legal action was taken, however the NAACP included Shaw’s cases in the Lynching Report.

The collection includes: Lent Shaw’s death certificate, interviews, photographs including a photograph of the lynching, Shaw’s draft card, NAACP files, news articles and Court records.

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