An affray; a fatal accident.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
From the Weldon Patriot.
ANOTHER. __ On Sunday last an affray occurred in the neighborhood of Gaston, between mulattoes, Dick Graham and Bob Carter, both Boatmen, which terminated in the death of the latter. Graham has been taken and confined in jail.
FATAL ACCIDENT. – On Monday evening last, Betsey Douse, a free woman of color, attempted to cross the Rail Road on Quankey Bridge as the Wilmington train of cars for this place was approaching, when she fell and was caught under the wheels, and so seriously injured that her life is despaired of. Betsy was no doubt, at the time, afflicted with “tangle legs.”
Weekly Commercial (Wilmington), 25 April 1851.
These atrocities are horrific. Individuals who are freed still victims of a biased and brutal system of injustice. When will the madness stop, that has seemingly seeped into modern times?