McHistory: Bloomington-Normal's Sole Documented Lynching
Bloomington-Normal had only one documented lynching.
This episode of McHistory produced by WGLT's Mary Cullen tells of the gruesome death of Charles Pierce.
In October 1881, a mob of residents incited the lynching. Pierce was a white man accused of horse theft and murder.
The voices of McLean County Museum of History Librarian Bill Kemp and museum volunteer Doug Williamson were featured in this episode.