David Armstrong, Killed - Madison Parish, LA

David Armstrong, an African American male, a resident of Madison Parish, LA was lynched during December 1879 as a result of political discord within the area. George Thompson Ruby mentioned his death during his testimony in front of a Senate sub-committee.  (For more on George T. Ruby, visit this link)

Noted further on in the testimony is the rapid tide in the change of party affiliation for a number of African Americans in parishes in Northeaster Louisiana and questions as to why such a thing has taken place.  For more of this testimony from Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session (Page 82), please click here.


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