Lynching of Burl Smith

September 21, 1917

City: Middle Town of Goose Creek (Baytown, Texas)

County: Harris County

Race or Ethnicity of Victim: Black

Gender of Victim: Male

Age of Victim: Unknown

Alleged Crime: Attempted Rape

Manner of Death: Hanged

Note: The ash tree from which Burl Smith was hanged no longer exists. 

Source of Information: NAACP 30 Years of Lynching

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