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Shelbyville, Tennesse lynch mob burns courthouse....



Item # 643582

December 20, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 20, 1934

* Shelbyville Courthouse Square Historic District - Tennessee
* Lynching mob burns down after Negro is transferred


The top of the front page has a two column headline: "COURTHOUSE FIRED AS TROOPS KILL 2 IN LYNCHING MOB" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues inside. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: In 1934, a lynch mob burned down the fourth courthouse after learning that the young African-American man they wanted to hang had been taken from the county jail and transported to another county for his protection.

Category: The 20th Century

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