South Carolina

Lynching memorial rises near revered Confederate sites

  • Anthony Crawford is seen in this undated photo provided by the Crawford Family. Crawford was a wealthy black farmer in Abbeville County, South Carolina, lynched by a white mob in 1916. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House.  (Courtesy of the Crawford family via AP)

    Anthony Crawford is seen in this undated photo provided by the Crawford Family. Crawford was a wealthy black farmer in Abbeville County, South Carolina, lynched by a white mob in 1916. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House. (Courtesy of the Crawford family via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Phillip Crawford, a descendant of Anthony Crawford, is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Abbeville, S.C. Anthony Crawford was a wealthy black farmer lynched by a white mob 100 years ago who is having a memorial in his honor placed in Abbeville. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House.   (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

    Phillip Crawford, a descendant of Anthony Crawford, is seen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Abbeville, S.C. Anthony Crawford was a wealthy black farmer lynched by a white mob 100 years ago who is having a memorial in his honor placed in Abbeville. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)  (The Associated Press)

  • A marker commemorating the lynching of Anthony Crawford will be placed outside the town's Opera House, seen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Abbeville, S.C. Anthony Crawford was a wealthy black farmer lynched by a white mob 100 years ago. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

    A marker commemorating the lynching of Anthony Crawford will be placed outside the town's Opera House, seen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in Abbeville, S.C. Anthony Crawford was a wealthy black farmer lynched by a white mob 100 years ago. Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)  (The Associated Press)

In a small South Carolina town where some say the Confederacy was born and died, a new memorial will commemorate a prosperous black farmer lynched by a mob 100 years ago.

Descendants of Anthony Crawford will honor him and unveil a historical marker Saturday in a ceremony outside the Abbeville Opera House.

The marker is a quarter-mile from sites honoring the Confederacy's birth and death.

Crawford was beaten, dragged out of town with a noose around his neck and hanged from a tree where his body was riddled with bullets after he argued with a white store owner on Oct. 21, 1916, and tried to defend himself with a hammer. Crawford farmed 417 acres of land when he was killed.

It's the latest public acknowledgement of South Carolina's racist past.