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August 21, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 21, 1936
* Father Divine's pilgrimage
* African American spiritual leader
* International Peace Mission movement
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Flag Row Mars Divine Pilgrimage As 1,877 Visit 'Promised Land'" with subhead. (see) Coverage continues inside with related photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of... See More
July 26, 1858
THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, July 26, 1858
* Rare antebellum publication
* 5 slave advertisements
News of the day with several advertisements including a some slavery related ads, 5 on page 5 and another 1 on page 7.
Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine with a little text loss, a little light foxing, a little margin wear, small horizontal hole on the ba... See More
September 08, 1957
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, September 8, 1957
* Little Rock Nine
* Negro students - Arkansas
* Central High School
The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Faubus Says Guard Will Keep Negroes Out Of High School Despite Ruling By U.S. Judge" with subheads. (see) This report concerns the Little Rock Nine (see hyperlink for more), one of the focal points of ... See More
November 12, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858
* The African slavery trade - slaves
Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)
Eight pages, nice condition.
February 28, 1798
GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1798
* Rare 18th century American publication
Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements, including one for a runaway slave on the back page.
Four pa... See More
December 16, 1794
GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 16, 1794
* Rare 18th century American title
* Runaway slave advertisement
Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page for ... See More
October 18, 1942
CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, October 18, 1942
* Howard Wash, Laurel, Mississippi lynching
The front page has a one column heading: "New Lynching in Mississippi; Trio Arrested" (see) Page 2 has a small related map. First report coverage on the lynching of negro Howard Wash in Laurel, Mississippi.
Complete 1st section only with 22 pages, light toning at the margins, some small bin... See More
June 01, 1921
THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, Missouri, June 1, 1921
* Tulsa race riot massacre (1st report)
* African-American Greenwood community
The front page has a one column heading: "THREE KILLED DURING A RACE RIOT IN TULSA" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, a little wear at the top right margin, a small bindng holes along the spine, generally ... See More
September 09, 1930
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 9, 1930
* George Grant & Willie Bryan Negro lynchings
* Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia martial law
The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "NEGRO LYNCHED AS SLAYER; CALL GEORGIA TROOPS" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes George Grant & Willie Bryan at Darien, Georgia. Always nice to have ... See More
November 15, 1859
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859 The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".
Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More
October 17, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 17, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* (4) Slaves advertisements
The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 2 slavery related ads. Page 3 has two more and the back page has another one. (see)
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More
September 10, 1957
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1957
* Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford
* Negro students - Arkansas
* 1st Central High School entry try
The top of the front page has a four column headline: "U.S. TO SEEK WRIT TO FORCE FAUBUS AND GUARD TO PERMIT INTEGRATION; EXTENDED COURT BATTLE EXPECTED'" with subheads and related photo. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 mor... See More
March 08, 1927
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1927
* United States Supreme Court decision
* Nixon v. Herndon re. 1923 Texas law
* Blacks voting in Democratic Party primary
The front page has a one column heading: "TEXAS PRIMARY LAW BARRING NEGRO VOID" with subheads. See below for information.
Complete with all 42 pages, heavy foxing along the central fold, a few small binding holes along the sp... See More
April 11, 1975
SUN-TIMES, Chicago, April 11, 1975
* Lee Elder breaks the color barrier
* 1st African American in Masters (day 1)
* PGA Professional Gold Accociation
The bottom of the back page has a photo showing Lee Elder teeing off on the 1st hole with small heading: "Historic Moment" Also a heading: "Nichols leading Masters" with reporting on the color barrier being broken. Coverag... See More
October 05, 1937
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1937
* J.C. Evans Negro lynching - lynched
* Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida
Page 13 has a one column heading: "Lynch Prisoner Taken Forcibly From Sherif" First report coverage on the lynching of Negro J.C. Evans in Milton, Florida. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and... See More
May 23, 1921
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1921
* 1st all black-American love story on Broadway
* highly successful amidst significant contemporary doubts
Page 16 has: "'SHUFFLE ALONG' PREMIERE' - Negro Production Opens at Sixty-Third Street Music Hall", which provides a review of this historic play. A small ad is found on the same page (not shown in our photos).
Complet... See More
Item #673888GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807
* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade
* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"
The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.
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January 16, 1966
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966 (1st section only)
* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case
* Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India
Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immora... See More
Item #673633GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807 Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream").
Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More
July 25, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, July 25, 1937
* Harriet Tubman - African American abolitionist
* Gravesite gravestone marker erection
* Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
Page 4 of this section 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 co... See More
April 19, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1931
* Negro lynching - lynched - George Smith
* Union City, Obion County, Tennessee
The top of page 22 has one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO IN COURT HOUSE YARD" "Take Him From Jail at Union City, Tenn.---Attempted Attack on Woman Alleged". (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro George Smith in Union City, Tennessee.
Co... See More
November 14, 1935
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, November 14, 1935
* Columbus, Texas "Hanging Tree"
* 2 Negroes lynched - lynching mob
The top of page 10 has a one column heading: "OFFICIAL TERMS TEXAS LYNCHING 'WILL OF PEOPLE'" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 36 pages, rag edition, a little light creasing on the front page, very nice co... See More
November 23, 1922
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 23, 1922 The front page has a two column heading: "Harding Names Negro for New Orleans Post; Senate Fight Coming; "Lily Whites Protest". The coverage tells of President Harding's appointment of Walter L. Cohen, to this prestigious post - the first black man to ever hold this position. Quite historic.
Complete in 44 pages. As per the era,... See More
December 24, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842
* Samuel Morse
* Telegraph invented
The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More
July 03, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1939
* Marian Anderson receives Spingarn Medal
* Celebrated African American singer
* First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "FIRST LADY HONORS MARTIAN ANDERSON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Eleanor Roosevelt presenting Marian Anderson with the 1939 Spingarn Medal. I suspect this is one of the few pu... See More
June 17, 1864
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, June 17, 1864 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Page 2 has a report from: "The Baltimore Convention" with a subhead: "Nomination of President & Vice President of the United State... See More
March 20, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1935
* Harlem race riot of 1935
* Black teenage shoplifter
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Police Shoot Into Rioters; Kill Negro in Harlem Mob" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 15. Great to have in this famous NYC publication.
Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Th... See More
September 19, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 19, 1935.
* Ellwood Higginbotham Negro lynching
* Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
Page 21 has small one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO" "Mississippi Prisoner Seized as Jury Debates Murder Case" First report coverage on the lynching of Ellwood Higginbotham at Oxford, Mississippi.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. ... See More
April 15, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1873
* Colfax massacre - riot
* Grant Parish, Louisiana
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "The Negro Riot In Louisiana" "Colfax Grant Parish in Possession of the Negroes--A Reign of Terror--The Whites Arming for Resistance" (see)
Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More
August 13, 1968
LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., August 13, 1968
* Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves at 70 years of age.
* He may pitch!
Page 6 has: "Ageless Satch Paige Has Signed On With Atlanta", which includes approx. 8 inches of supporting text. See images for details.
Complete in 10 pages, evenly toned, overall good.
Background: Satchel Paige had the honor of... See More
June 21, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 21, 1873
* Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware
* Negro Joe Burton hanging - execution
The top of page 8 has one column headings: "A NEGRO EXECUTION" "Much Ado About a Savage Murderer" "The Wages Of Sin" "Under The Gallows" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice conditio... See More
August 29, 1833
THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833 As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.
Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongst which were...Colonial Slavery Bill...Slave Tra... See More
November 30, 1859
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1859 Page 5 has some fine reporting on this historic raid upon Harper's Ferry by abolitionist John Brown, including column heads: "From Charlestown" "A Visit To The Prisoners" "A Caricaturist Rebuked" "Brown Preparing His Public Letter" "He Will Make No Speech" "No One To Visit Brown" "A Guard Of ... See More
January 14, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 14, 1865 Page 5 has: "Fred. Douglass On The Negro" which reports on his lecture at the Cooper Institute in which he opines on the mission of the Civil War, noting in part: "...the well known negro orator...proceeded to eulogize the race to which he belonged...said some witty and sarcastic thing...The colored men who fought under the American flag (and For... See More
October 20, 1871
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 20, 1871 Page 4 begins with a stack of heads concerning the Great Chicago Fire: "CHICAGO" "Graphic Description of the Destruction of the City That Was" "The Loss $475,000,000 and Two Hundred Lives" "The Red March of the Flames" "Mad People in a Hell of Fire" "Thieves & Murderers" "The Reign of Terror A... See More
April 01, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More
June 19, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has black bold lines called "mourning rules" in honor of the death of t... See More
July 08, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847 The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.
Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.
August 24, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816 One of the better items is a brief article headed: "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there to leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home."
Among the other reports... See More
May 11, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, May 11, 1872 Page 10 begins with a very nice stack of column headlines on the announcement of Victoria Woodhull running for President, with Frederick Douglass as her running mate.
They include: "A PIEBALD PRESIDENCY" "The New Part of 'Human Rights' Nominate Victoria C. Woodhull (White) for the Presidency and Frederick Douglass (Black) for the Vi... See More
April 06, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, April 6, 1872 Over half of the last column on page three is taken up with a stack of heads on the Lowery (Lowry, Lowrie) War in North Carolina.
The Lowry War is a notable event in North Carolina history. Led by Henry Berry Lowry, whose father and brother were murdered by men of the Confederate Home Guard, a band of American Indian, White and African-American men waged a gue... See More
January 11, 1854
THE DAILY COURIER, Natchez, Mississippi, Jan. 11, 1854 A very uncommon newspaper from the Deep South, and rare to find any newspapers from Mississippi from before the Civil War. Although there are various news items the issue is dominated by advertisements, many of them illustrated.
Inside has no fewer than six slave sales ads headed: "Negroes for Sale" "One Hundred & For... See More
October 14, 1854
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 14, 1854 A nice & uncommon opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida.
Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well.
The compl... See More
August 11, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 11, 1873
* Sir Henry Bartle Frere
* Sultans of Zanzibar & Muscat
* African slave trade - traffic
The back page has a correspondence from Henry Bartle Frere at Zanzibar, Africa with heading: "The East African Slave Trade" (see)
Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.
March 29, 1798
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* 3 runaway slaves advertisements
The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.
Four pages... See More
May 18, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1860
* Famous slaver "Wildfire" capture
* African slave trade print fame
Page 2 begins with: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars in Regard to the Bark Wildfire and Her Cargo" with the report taking over half a column.
The text begins: "The bark Wildfire, with a cargo of over 500 Africans on board, was captured...... See More
March 20, 1956
DAILY WORKER, New York, March 20, 1956 The top of the front page has: "Voids Charge Against 3 of 93 in Alabama Trial" which begins: "The mass trial of Negro bus boycott leaders began today... Alabama judge Eugene Carter dismissed charges against three defendants, but ordered that individual trials against 90 others get underway at once." The article continues: "Thetf... See More
July 18, 1871
NEW YORK HERALD, July 18, 1871
* Lowry's War - gang
* Pembroke, North Carolina
The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE LAWLESS LOWRYS" "They Demand the Release of Their Women from Lumberton Jail" "A Conflict Imminent" and more. (see) Rare to find reports concerning this conflict.
The Lowry War is a notable event in North... See More
November 28, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Preparing for Brown's execution
Page 6 has a full column headed: "John Brown's Invasion" at Harper's Ferry. The report begins: "Cheering Prospects" I have the satisfaction of announcing the expected restoration of this place to a tolerab... See More
February 24, 1956
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1956
* Martin Luther King Jr. arrested
* Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott
* Ralph Abernathy & other key figures
The front page has a one column heading: "ARRESTS CONTINUE IN NEGRO BOYCOTT" with subhead: "24 Ministers Among Those Indicted in Montgomery" (see) Coverage on multiple arrests of several Negroes during the bus boycott in Mon... See More
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