Slayden, Mississippi
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Slayden, Mississippi

Slayden is an unincorporated community in Marshall County, Mississippi, United States.[1] It is located along U.S. Route 72 in northeast Marshall County.


In 1935 Ab Young, a negro tenant farmer, was lynched in Slayden by a group of 150 white men. Two reporters from the Memphis Press-Scimitar were in attendance, and were given names and addresses by members of the mob, so that they could receive pictures of the affair.[2] The authorities took no action because they had "no clues whatsoever" as to the identities of the men who hanged Young.[3] Because Young was pursued and captured in Tennessee, then transported across the state line to Mississippi, Walter White of the NAACP demanded a federal investigation.[4]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Slayden
  2. ^ "Newspapermen take big risk to see lynching". Winnipeg Tribune. April 9, 1935. p. 5. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Lynchers Unknown". Anniston Star. Anniston, Alabama. March 13, 1935. p. 1. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "Miss. Mobsters Invite Press to Witness Hanging". Afro American. Retrieved 2020.

Coordinates: 34°56?49?N 89°26?27?W / 34.94694°N 89.44083°W / 34.94694; -89.44083

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