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Kirbyville, Texas Negro lynching...

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June 22, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1934 

* Negro lynching hanging - Son Griggs
* Kirbyville, Jasper County, Texas

The back page has small one column headings: "HANG, SHOOT, DRAG NEGRO" "Texas Mob Lynches Prisoner Arrested With White Woman" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro Son Griggs at Kirbyville, Texas.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 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. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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