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Duck Hill, Mississippi Negro lynchings...

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April 14, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 14, 1937.

* Roosevelt Towns & Bootjack McDaniels Negro lynchings
* Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi

The back page has one column headings: "LYNCHERS TORTURE, BURN TWO NEGROES" "Mississippi Mob Takes Two Prisoners From Officers Outside of Court House" and more. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes Roosevelt Towns and Bootjack McDaniels at Duck Hill, Mississippi. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 52 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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