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Springfield, Illinois race riots.... Negro lynched...
Item # 577113
August 15, 1908
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, August 15, 1908
* Springfield IL Illinois
* Race riots - Negroes
This 12 page newspaper one one column headlines on the front page that include: "MOB TAKES SPRINGFIELD, ILL.", "Attack of White Woman by Negro Starts Race War" and more. A first report on the the Springfield race riot of 1908.
Other news of the day. Usual browning little margin wear, otherwise good.
wikipedia notes: The Springfield Race Riot of 1908 was a mass civil disturbance in Springfield, Illinois, USA sparked by the transfer of two African American prisoners out of the city jail by the county sheriff. This act enraged many white citizens, who responded by burning black-owned homes and businesses and killing black citizens. By the end of the riot, there were at least seven deaths and US $200,000 in property damage. The riot led to the formation of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a civil rights organization.
Category: The 20th Century