On a hot and dusty Sunday in June 1872, teenager Mary Secaur set off on her walk home from church. She never arrived. The horrific death of this young girl inspired an illegal interstate pursuit-and-arrest, courtroom dramatics, conflicting confessions, and the daylight lynching of a traveling peddler and an intellectually disabled teenager. Join author David Kimmel, a descendant of one of the suspects, to learn more about this infamous event.
Copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase at this evening’s event.