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Article-a-Day #110: Equal Justice Initiative-Preston John Porter Junior, age 16, Lynched on November 16, 1900 in Limon, Colorado

On November 16, 1900, a sixteen-year-old Black teenager named Preston “John” Porter Jr. was burned alive while chained to a railroad stake in Limon, Colorado. A mob of more than 300 white people from throughout Lincoln County gathered to participate in the brutal public spectacle lynching.

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