An Associated Press article datelined Charlottesville, October 1, 1882, describes the lynching of Jim Rhodes, a white man accused of murder who "was taken out of jail between 12 and 1 o'clock last night by a mob of armed men and carried about a half mile from the jail and hung to a tree." This article appeared in the October 2, 1882, edition of The Dayin Baltimore.
Citation: "A Lynching in Virginia, Charlottesville, October 1. Jim Rhodes the murderer of the Massie family was taken out of jail … and hung to a tree." Poster 1882 .L95. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.