On March 3, 1910 a mob broke into the courtroom, grabbed Allen Brooks, a 65 year old African American and threw him out of the second floor window. The angry crowd waiting below beat and kicked him senseless. Then someone yelled "Take him to the arch." After dragging him to the corner of Main street and Akard Mr. Brooks' body was hung from a light post. No one was arrested or convicted for the lynching.
Old Red Courthouse, Dallas TX.
Copyright 2012, Brad Ford Smith.