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Laura Got Lynched From the Bridge
Laura Nelson, along with her son, L.D., were lynched from a bridge near Okemah, Oklahoma, on May 25, 1911. Both were repeatedly raped prior to the lynching. The son was photographed lynched from the bridge with his pants hanging around his feet. Laura’s son was 12 years old. Laura’s and her son’s photographs are the only ones we have today of a lynched woman and child; postcards of their lynching were mailed across the country.