A Guide to the Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910
On the night of March 24, 1910, near Millican, Texas, Euro-American farmer Sidney H. Barker was killed. Arrested later that day, Van Millican, an African-American farmer, was tried for the murder in December 1910.
The Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910, contains the stenographer’s report from the trial of African-American Van Millican for the murder of Euro-American Sidney H. Barker. Presided over by Judge Edward R. Sinks at the 21st District Court of Burleson County, Texas, in December 1910, the report includes testimony of witnesses, including members of the Barker and Sims families and local police officials, as well as a certification from the stenographer, Theo G. Eisenlohr.
This collection is open for research use.
Texas versus Van Millican Report, 1910, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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