Douglas Hunt, the author of “Summary Justice: The Lynching of James Scott and the Trial of George Barkwell in Columbia, Missouri, 1923,” will speak at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Ellis Library at the University of Missouri.
Hunt’s lecture, “Presumed Innocent: Regina Almstedt, James Scott and the Mob,” will discuss the true story of Scott, a decorated World War I veteran. He will give a summary of the incident and evidence pointing to Scott’s innocence. The Rev. Clyde Ruffin, the pastor of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia, will also discuss plans to raise a monument on Scott’s unmarked grave.
For more information, call Rebecca Ballew at (573) 882-7083 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.