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Marion IN Negro lynching...



Item # 580705

August 8, 1930

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, August 8, 1930

* Marion Indiana IN
* Negroes lynchings
* Grant County Jail


This 22 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "INDIANA MOB LYNCHES TWO NEGRO KILLERS", "Crowd Storms Jail to Get Victims; Women Trample on One".

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: A lynching occurred in Marion on August 7, 1930. A large mob estimated at 2,000 gathered at the city jail where three young black men were held on charges of killing a white man and raping his girlfriend. Before they could be tried, the three, Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith and James Cameron, were dragged from the jail and severely beaten. Shipp and Smith were hanged, but Cameron was released when an unidentified man claimed that he had nothing to do with the crimes. In 1931 he was convicted as an accessory to murder and served four years before being paroled. The event in Marion was notable as the last confirmed lynching of blacks in the Northern United States.

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