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Scottsboro case ends...

Scottsboro, Harriet Tubman, and Mahatma Ganhi all in one issue...

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July 25, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1937

* The historic Scottsboro case ends...
* Harriet Tubman's gravestone marker is erected in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
* Mahatma Gandhi speaks

The front page has the historic: "Scottsboro Case Ends As 4 Go free; 2 More Get Prison", with considerable text which continues on page 4 where the related article, "Prosecutors' Statement" appears.

Page 5 of section 2 has a small one column heading: "Mark Ex-Slave's Grave" with subhead: "Women at Auburn Honor 'Aunt Harriet' of 'Underground Railroad'" (see) First report coverage on the erection of the gravestone marker by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs for Harriet Tubman at Auburn, New York. Given this small report and the location of its occurrence, I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event.

Page 1 of section 2 has: "Gandhi Is Jubilant Over Party's Gains", with continued coverage and a corresponding photo on page three.

Unusual to find three distinct accounts related to slavery, servitude, and oppression all in one issue.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day are found throughout.

Complete in a 70+ page Sunday edition, 2 cutouts on two inside pages, otherwise nice condition. Nice to obtain this historic coverage at a discounted price due to the cutouts.

wikipedia notes: The gravestone marker is approximately three feet tall, and was erected in 1937 by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. It is carved with the name "Harriet Tubman Davis (1820–1913)" on the front. On the back is an inscription commemorating Tubman's work with the Underground Railroad and her role as scout and nurse during the Civil War. The religious faith that marked all her activities is noted with the inscription "Servant of God, Well Done." The gravesite is located on Fort Hill Cemetery's "West Lawn C", beneath a large tree, with two small bushes on each side of her headstone.

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