Slocum massacre, July 29–30, 1910, killing of an unknown number of African Americans by armed mobs of white men in the town of Slocum, Texas. The killings may have been precipitated by rumors that blacks were seeking armed revenge for the lynching of a black man nearby or by other supposed slights to white citizens. Following the event, most black residents of the town fled, leaving their homes and possessions behind. Although many white Slocum residents were arrested for the attacks, and seven men were indicted on 22 counts of murder, the cases, which were moved to Houston, were eventually dropped.
See E. R. Bills, The 1910 Slocum Massacre (2014).
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