Black History Month 2023

1908 1909 1910

26 Theodore Roosevelt | 27 William H. Taft | 28 Woodrow Wilson

Redemption Jim Crow Black Power

November 15, 1909
The Only Supreme Court Trial in United States History

Washington, D. C. - The only trial in United States Supreme Court history ended. The verdict was guilty for all tried. Sheriff Shipp, Luther Williams, and Nick Nolan were sentenced to ninety days in jail for the lynching (death) of Ed Johnson, a Black American man. They were jailed in Washington, D. C.

After they served their sentence, the three (3) white males were greeted with a mob of 10-15,000 fans, in Tennessee.