Black History Moment 

On this day, 132 years ago, The Carrollton Massacre took place. 23 people, all black, are killed in a courthouse massacre in Carrollton, Mississippi when a group of armed men charged in the courtroom and opened fire. Blacks were crowded in the courtroom to watch a trial. Mixed-blood blacks, Ed and Charlie Brown, sons of a free black man of Indian extraction who had moved to Carroll County from Tennessee, had filed assault charges against James Liddell, a white man, accusing him of attempted murder. The Browns were well known, and so was Liddell. A grand jury convened to investigate the massacre and placed the blame of that bloody day on the backs of the Browns, who were both killed outright. 
The Carroll County Courthouse hasn’t changed significantly since it was built in 1876, the year it was built. A major remodel in 1992 removed the last vestiges of the bullet holes that riddled the structure back in 1886.

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