Episode 102 The Hawes Horror

In December 1888 Birmingham leaders faced their greatest challenge in the city’s seventeen years of existence...sensational murders that gained nationwide attention and led to a deadly riot in the Magic City.


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Episode Resources West, Goldsmith B. (1888) The Hawes Horror Birmingham

Northrup, Jeff. (1978) "The Hawes Riot: All the News Unfit to Print" Journal of the Birmingham Historical Society. Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 16-25

The Hawes Murders: a dark moment in Birmingham’s early history. Alabama Newscenter. October 28, 2021

Jones, Pam. (Spring 2006) "The Hawes Murders." Alabama Heritage No. 80, pp. 34-40

He Will Hang! Birmingham News. January 13, 1890. 

Hawes Hung. The South Alabamian. March 8, 1890.


Episode Music

Measured Places, B Somber Ballads, Mesmerize and Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Source: http://incompetech.com

There’s Probably No Time by Chris Zabriskie Licensed under creative commons

Elegy by Asher Fulero Licensed under creative commons

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.

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