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The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia
- Date: 02/25/2018 2:00 PM
- Location: Thomas Balch Library
208 W Market St
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Jim Hall was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in Falls Church, VA. He received a bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech, and a master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He became interested in the 1932 hanging death of Shedrick Thompson while working on his master’s thesis, which focused on lynchings that occurred in Virginia and how the state’s newspapers covered those deaths. Now retired, his thirty-six-year newspaper career included serving as reporter and editor, first at the Caroline Progress, a weekly in Bowling Green, VA, and then at the Free Lance-Star, a daily in Fredericksburg, VA. The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia is his first book.