McHistory: Bloomington-Normal's Sole Documented Lynching | WGLT

McHistory: Bloomington-Normal's Sole Documented Lynching

Dec 2, 2019

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.