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Union City, Tennessee Negro lynching...



Item # 630149

April 19, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1931

* Negro lynching - lynched - George Smith
* Union City, Obion County, Tennessee


Page 22 has one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO IN COURT HOUSE YARD" "Take Him From Jail at Union City, Tenn.---Attempted Attack on Woman Alleged". (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro George Smith in Union City, Tennessee.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 32 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. Small hole along 1st column on the front page, otherwise very nice.

Category: The 20th Century

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