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1892 Port Jervis, New York Negro lynching...
Item # 655036
June 4, 1892
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 4, 1892
* Robert Lewis lynching - African American
* Port Jervis, Orange County, New York
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE LYNCHING DENOUNCED" "People Of Port Jervis Deplore The Disgrace" "and more. (see)
Twelve pages, light toning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.
wikipedia notes: Robert Lewis was a 28-year-old African American man who was lynched in Port Jervis, New York on June 2, 1892. His lynching was attended by a mob of 2,000 people, and may have inspired Stephen Crane's The Monster. He was accused by the mob of assaulting a white woman, Lena McMahon, in an incident by the Neversink River, after she had been meeting with her estranged suitor, a white man named Peter Foley.
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