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Maryville, Missouri Negro lynching...



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January 13, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1931 

* Raymond Gunn lynching 
* Maryville MO Missouri
* Burned atop a schoolhouse 


Page 3 has one column headlines: "BURNS NEGRO KILLER ON VICTIM'S SCHOOL" "Maryville (Mo.) Mob Chains Teacher's Slayer on Roof and Fire Razes the Building" "Troops Remain Inactive" and more. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of negro Raymond Gunn in Maryville, Missouri. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 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.

wikipedia notes: In 1931, a notorious lynching occurred in Maryville when a mob burned alive African American Raymond Gunn, who had confessed to killing and attempting to rape a 20 year-old white school teacher. The lynching attracted national attention and was frequently invoked in the unsuccessful campaign to pass the Wagner-Costigan Bill, which would have made it a federal crime for law enforcement officials to refuse to try to prevent a lynching.

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