Lynching of Wesley JohnsonAugust 26, 1897By Lynching in Texas Staff Text City: Mooreville, Texas County: Falls County Race or Ethnicity of Victim: Black Gender of Victim: Male Age of Victim: Unknown Alleged Crime: Attempted Rape Manner of Death: Hanged Source of Information: NAACP 30 Years of Lynching Media Images "Lynched: Would-Be Rapist Paid the Penalty in Falls County." ~ Source: The Houston Post (Houston, Texas) ~ Date: August 28, 1897"Negro Lynched: Texas Mob Administers Summary Justice to the Assailant of a White Woman." ~ Source: The Buffalo Enquirer (Buffalo, New York) ~ Date: August 28, 1897 Map Get Directions Metadata Cite this PageLynching in Texas Staff , “Lynching of Wesley Johnson,” Lynching In Texas, accessed August 7, 2020, http://lynchingintexas.org/items/show/117. Tags1897 Attempted Rape Black Falls County Hanged Male Mooreville Published on Feb 14, 2018. Last updated on Sep 27, 2018.