DOUGLAS COUNTY COURTHOUSE
At about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 1919,
a large group of white youths began a march to the Douglas County Courthouse,
where Will Brown was being held for a crime he didn't commit.
By nightfall, thousands had descended on the scene, setting the courthouse ablaze, overpowering the police in a siege that lasted all night, and eventually
lynching Will Brown from a telephone pole on 18th & Harney and mutilating his body.
ADDRESS: 1701 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68183
Douglas County Courthouse - Sidewalk
AGE RANGE: High School and Up
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