Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader who founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He published the Book of Mormon in 1829. Several of Smith's followers began to resent the way that he was running the organization. On June 27, 1844, an angry mob sought out Smith, at Carthage Jail where he was awaiting trial for inciting a riot, and murdered him by shooting him until he fell out of a window.
Joseph Smith, Jr. was an American religious leader and founder of Mormonism. When he was twenty-four, Smith published the Book of Mormon; by the time of his death fourteen years later, he had attracted tens of thousands of followers and founded a religion and religious culture that continues to the ...more
Age: Died at 39 (1805-1844)
Birthplace: Sharon, Vermont, USA
Profession: Tradesman, Politiciansee more on Joseph Smith, Jr.
Leo Frank was a was a Jewish-American factory worker who was accused of murdering his co-worker in 1913. After a trial, that was politically motivated, Frank was found guilty of the crime.On August 17, 1915, Frank was kidnapped by a group of 25 men and hanged by an angry lynch mob.
Leo Max Frank was a Jewish-American factory superintendent whose widely publicized trial in 1913, appeals and extrajudicial hanging in 1915 by a lynch mob planned and led by prominent citizens in Marietta, Georgia, drew attention to questions of antisemitism in the United States. Frank was ...more
Age: Died at 31 (1884-1915)
Birthplace: Cuero, Texas, United States of America
Profession: Businesspersonsee more on Leo Frank
Hyrum Smith was an American religious leader and the brother of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints founder Joseph Smith. Along with his brother Joseph, Hyrum was murdered by an angry mob who accused him of treason.
Hyrum Smith was an American religious leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the original church of the Latter Day Saint movement. He was the older brother of the movement's founder, Joseph Smith. ...more
Age: Died at 44 (1800-1844)
Birthplace: Tunbridge, Vermont, United States of Americasee more on Hyrum Smith
James Cameron was a civil rights leader who was the only known survivor of a lynching attempt. In 1930, Cameron and two of his friends were charged with the murder of a white man. While the three young men were held in prison, a lynch mob broke into the jail and began to beat the three suspects before hanging them. Though his two friends were killed, Cameron was saved when a woman protested, saying that he was not guilty.Cameron went on to create the Black Holocaust Museum in 1988. In 2006, he died from congestive heart failure at the age of 92.
James Cameron was an American civil rights activist. In the 1940s, he founded three chapters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He also served as Indiana's State Director of the Office of Civil Liberties from 1942 to 1950. In the 1950s he moved with his family to ...more
Age: Died at 92 (1914-2006)
Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America
Profession: Writersee more on James Cameron