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Duluth, Minnesota: Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial

Large memorial to three black circus workers who were murdered on this spot in 1920 by a white lynch mob.

152 E. 1st St., Duluth, MN
Downtown, on the southeast corner of E. 1st St. and N. 2nd Ave. E.
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Clayton, Jackson, McGhie Memorial

The Memorial remembers three men killed after a mob broke into the local jail and murdered them without a trial.

[Kim Wheeler, 06/26/2020]

The three black circus workers were falsely accused of rape. A white lynch mob hanged them on a downtown lamp post on June 15, 1920. This memorial was unveiled on the spot in 2003.

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