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Race riot and lynching in Omaha, Nebraska...



Item # 583682

September 29, 1919

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 29, 1919

* Omaha race riot
* William Brown lynching


This 16 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "CROWD LYNCHES NEGRO AT OMAHA AFTER LONG RIOT", "Sheriff and Deputies Fight Immense Mob for Nine Hours From Top of Burning Courthouse--Then Flames Compel Relinquishment of Prisoner" with smaller subheads. Coverage on the Omaha, Nebraska race riot which resulted in the horrible lynching of Negro, William Brown.

Other news, sports and advertisements. Light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The Omaha Race Riot occurred in Omaha, Nebraska, on 28-September 29, 1919. The race riot resulted in the brutal lynching of Will Brown, a black worker; the death of two white men; the attempted hanging of the mayor Edward Parsons Smith; and a public rampage by thousands of whites who set fire to the Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Omaha. It followed more than 20 race riots that occurred in major industrial cities of the United States during the Red Summer of 1919.

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