Tag Archives: Col. Otis Duncan

Abraham Raymer (1908 race riot)

Charges against Abraham Raymer, 20, served as test cases to determine whether Sangamon County juries would convict anyone of serious crimes resulting from the the Springfield race riot on Aug. 14-15, 1908. The answer, authorities ultimately decided, was “No”. Raymer … Continue reading

Posted in African Americans, Law enforcement, Race riot of 1908 | Tagged , , | 1 Comment