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December 11, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 11, 1874

* Vicksburg, Mississippi massacre
* Assassination of Negroes

The front page has small one column headings on the front page: "The Vicksburg Troubles", "All Quiet In The City--Burial Of Bodies...", "Gov. Ames' Proclamation--The Slaughter Of Negroes", "The 'War' Over--The Colored Sheriff Still Held". This is coverage on the 1874 Vicksburg massacre.

wikipedia notes: In 1874, the Vicksburg Massacre, white men killed at least 50 black residents. Alternate accounts estimated that upwards of 300 blacks were killed in the city and the surrounding area. The Red Shirts, a paramilitary organization that acted as an arm of the Democratic Party, was active in Vicksburg and other Mississippi areas. President Ulysses S. Grant sent Federal troops to Vicksburg to quell the violence. In the aftermath of the Vicksburg Massacre, other states adopted what they called the Mississippi Plan. At election times, paramilitary groups' intimidated black Republican voters into staying away from the polls, thereby preventing the election of any Republicans or blacks, despite their legal right to vote. By the late 1870s, the Democrats had regained power in state legislatures across the former Confederacy.

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Category: Post-Civil War

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