The 1879 Lynching of Jackson Overstreet

Written by Dr. Timothy D. Hudson W. Jackson Overstreet’s arrival in the fall of 1879 briefly shattered the peaceful calm that typically prevailed throughout nineteenth century Union Parish. He was a fugitive, a wanted man on the run from the authorities in Alabama, lured to the Union Parish countryside by the possibility of finding a … Continue reading The 1879 Lynching of Jackson Overstreet