Lynching of Julia and Frazier Baker

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Frazer B. and Julia Baker were an African-American father and daughter who were lynched on February 22, 1898 in Lake City, Florence County, South Carolina.

Frazier Baker was appointed postmaster of Lake City in 1897, but local whites objected and undertook a campaign to force his removal. When these efforts failed to dislodge Baker a mob attacked his family, killing him and his daughter and wounding his wife and three other children. The incident and subsequent federal trial spurred national efforts to combat lynching.


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