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*On this date in 1892, a young Black man was lynched in upstate (Orange County), New York.
Robert Lewis was a 28-year-old Black man lynched in Port Jervis, New York. The mob accused Lewis of assaulting a white woman, Lena McMahon, in an incident by the Neversink River after she had possibly been meeting with her estranged suitor, a white man named Peter Foley.
He was beaten and stabbed; his lynching was attended by what the local newspaper reported was a mob of 2,000 people and may have inspired Stephen Crane's novella The Monster.