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672823

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #672823

December 12, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Negro boy for sale 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... See More  

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672633

Harlem race riot of 1935...

Item #672633

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.



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672630

1874 Nelsonville miners strike... Negroes...

Item #672630

June 16, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1874



* Nelsonville, Athens County, Ohio

* Coal mining - miners strike - Negroes




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE OHIO MINERS" "the Arrival of the Negro Substitutes at the Mines" "Opposing Parties Armed and Drilled for a Conflict" and more. (See) Text takes up a full column.

Complete with 12 pages, nice ... See More  

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672619

1873 Hernando, Mississippi Negro hanging...

Item #672619

May 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 17, 1873



* Murderer Charles Mortimer hanging

* Mrs. Mary Shaw Gibson murder

* Sacramento, California crime




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "THE GALLOWS IN CALIFORNIA" "Charles Mortimer Hanged for the Murder of Mary Gibson Shaw" "Robbery And Motive For The Deed" "Insanity At the Last Hour" and more. (se... See More  

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672617

Oxford, Mississippi Negro lynching...

Item #672617

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  

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672437

1873 Colfax, Louisiana massacre.....

Item #672437

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  

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672434

1873 Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico...

Item #672434

April 23, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1873



* Slavery abolished in Puerto Rico



Page 6 has one column headings that include: "SLAVERY DEAD IN SPAIN" "How Emancipation Was Achieved in Porto Rico" and more. (see)

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.

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672324

Negro League star Satchel Paige signed with the Atlanta Braves...

Item #672324

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  

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672244

1873 Georgetown, Delaware Negro hanging...

Item #672244

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  

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672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778  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 persons charged with, or suspected of, the crimes of high treason or piracy committe... See More  

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671949

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #671949

August 25, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Aug. 25,1967 



* Nation of Islam religious movement

* Elijah Muhammad - founder

* Fight for civil rights era original




The front page has: "Messenger Muhammad: A NATION IN A NATION!", which includes a photo of "The Hon. Elijah Muhammad" with a related article inside.

Other articles within: "Revolt Against Viet War Splits 'White Pow... See More  

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671919

Jackie Robinson's first Major League game...

Item #671919

April 12, 1947

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts,  April 12, 1947  Page 5 has a report headed: "Robinson Drives In Three Runs, But Is Hitless" which begins: "Jackie Robinson's debut in a major league uniform wasn't as suspicious as his initial appearance in organized baseball last year but the negro infielder of the Brooklyn Dodgers handled himself as well as could be expected...... See More  

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671764

Henry Bartle Frere & the African slave trade

Item #671764

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.

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671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

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  

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671683

The Lowry War in 1871 North Carolina...

Item #671683

July 18, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, July 18, 1871



* Lowry's War - gang

* Pembroke, North Carolina

* Scuffletown




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  

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671616

Martin Luther King Jr. & others arrested.......

Item #671616

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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671576

18th century slave advertisements...

Item #671576

June 14, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 runaway and/or slaves for sale advertisements




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 4 slav... See More  

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671369

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671369

September 13, 1958

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Sept. 13, 1958 



* Cooper v. Aaron

* Supreme Court decision


* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a banner headline: "FAUBUS DEFIES COURT, CLOSES HIGH SCHOOLS" with subheads. Nice for display. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegrega... See More  

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671357

1930 Marion, Indiana Negro lynchings...

Item #671357

August 08, 1930

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., August 8, 1930



* Marion, Indiana

* Negroes lynchings

* Grant County Jail




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Indiana Mob Lynches Two Negroes After Smashing Entrance Into The Jail" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 20 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.



wikipedia notes: A lynching occurred in Marion on August 7, 19... See More  

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671299

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671299

September 13, 1958

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., Sept. 13, 1958 



* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Tension In Little Rock As Faubus Commands High Schools To Close" with subhead and related photo. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegregation issue of ... See More  

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671296

16th Street Baptist Church bombing... Civil Rights...

Item #671296

September 18, 1963

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 18, 1963



* Birmingham, Alabama church bombing

* African-American girls killed - funerals




The front page has a three column heading: "Birmingham Negroes Pray For Their City at Funeral" with related photo. (see) Coverage on the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama.

Complete with all 42 pages, library stamp within masthead, a fe... See More  

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671269

Satchel Paige makes his 1st MLB start.....

Item #671269

August 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES,  August 4, 1948 



* Satchel Paige makes 1st MLB baseball start

* Negro star at 42 years old - Cleveland Indians




The sport's section (page 26) has a three column heading: "Indians Win and Lead League" with subheads: "PAIGE AS STARTER GETS FIRST VICTORY" "Gives 7 Hits Before Retiring for Pinch Hitter in 7th--Indians Top Senators, 5-3&q... See More  

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671268

Little Rock Nine in 1957...

Item #671268

September 26, 1957

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, September 26, 1957



* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Calmest Day at Central School" with subheads. (see)



Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within masthead, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: 
The Lit... See More  

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671230

Wendell Scott wins NASCAR race in 1963...

Item #671230

December 02, 1963

THE DETROIT NEWS, Dec. 2, 1963



* Wendell Scott wins NASCAR race

* 1st and only African American to do so

* Speedway Park, Jacksonville, Florida




The sport's section (page 3-C) has a brief report under the one column heading: "Extra Laps Win 100-Mile Race" which is a first report on the only African American to ever win a NASCAR race at it's top level. I assume the brief r... See More  

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671222

1923 Rosewood, Florida Negro Attacks...

Item #671222

January 06, 1923

THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, January 6, 1923.



* Rosewood, Florida black massacre

* Florida race war



The front page has a brief report under the one column heading: "Posses Seeking Negro Convict In Florida Riot" (see)

Also of interest with a one column heading: "Pharaoh Tomb Yields Marvels Of Ancient Art" which is coverage on the recent opening of King Tutankhamun&#
... See More  

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671179

Battle of Fort Henry, Tennessee...

Item #671179

February 07, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1862  Half of the front page is taken up with ads with the other half having various news items including: "Interesting From the North--Notes On The War" with various subheads. Also reports on: "American Affairs In Europe" "The Grand Army to Advance" "The Burnside Expedition--The Design of its Operations" "... See More  

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671178

Jefferson Davis on prisoners... Battle of Gaines' Mill...

Item #671178

August 04, 1862

RICHMOND WHIG, Virginia, Aug. 4, 1862  Not only a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has an editorial piece headed: "Retaliation" and other items headed: "Waiting" "The Negro Allies" "The :Mississippi River" "The Telegraphic Embroglio" "Smith O'Brien on the American War" and a bit more, but th... See More  

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671173

The slave ship Amistad, plus more on slavery...

Item #671173

May 29, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 29, 1841  Inside hs a large chart with the Arkansas Census, noting "Free White Persons" and "Free colored persons" by county and by age. Also a chart noting: "Slaves", male & female by age, or the counties of Arkansas.

Several articles concerning slavery including: "The Liberated Africans" which is about... See More  

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671118

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671118

December 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. The back page has 2 slaves for sale advertisements.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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671096

Lengthy message from Jefferson Davis...

Item #671096

January 17, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 17, 1863  Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "The Rebel Message" "The Document In Full" "What Jeff. Davis Says of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation" "Military Operations of the Rebels" and more, with this very lengthy address signed in type by the Confederate President: Jefferson Davis.

Eight pages, nic... See More  

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671085

The captured slave ship... Lincoln as a candidate...

Item #671085

May 15, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860  Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Also reports from the Republican National Convention: "The Presidency" "Th... See More  

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671078

1st colored cadet at West Point...

Item #671078

July 07, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1870



* James Webster Smith's mistreatment

* 1st African American appointed to cadetship

* West Point - United States Military Academy




Page 8 has a letter from James Webster Smith headed: "The Colored Cadet" "Hardships of the Hartford Darky at West Point--His Letter Home--A Pretty Hard Case" This letter is signed in type: J. W. Smith. He... See More  

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671076

Autherine Lucy becomes 1st black student to enroll at the University of Alabama...

Item #671076

February 06, 1956

DAILY WORKER, New York, February 9, 1956



* University of Alabama breaks the color barrier

* Autherine Lucy becoming 1st black student to enroll




The front page has a nice headline "World Backs Negro Coed, But Ike Just Waits" Also a one column heading: "Alabama U. Editor His Shameful Riot" and photo of Lucy. (see) Coverage on the demonstrations at the University of Alabama... See More  

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671015

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671015

September 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 14 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on page 3. And one more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670950

Count Wolf Von Helldorf... Negro lynching...

Item #670950

July 20, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1935



* Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorf 

* New Anti-Semite chief in Berlin, Germany
 

* Reuben Stacey Negro lynching 

* Fort Lauderdale, Florida 




The front page has a two column headline: "NEW ANTI-SEMITE NAMED CHIEF TO 'PURGE' BERLIN OF JEWS AND COMMUNISTS" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues on page 4 with photo.

The... See More  

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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844  Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the votes to rescind it. The text of the petition is included here in full, noting in part: "...'No petition, memoria... See More  

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670887

6 issues on John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry...

Item #670887

November 16, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.  A lot of 6 issues dated Nov. 16, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 22 & 24, 1859



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Each has reports relating to the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Great to have these reports in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.

Each issue is four pages, never... See More  

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670841

1874 Culpeper, Virginia Negro hanging...

Item #670841

April 11, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1874



* Culpeper County, Virginia

* Negro hanging - detailed account




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "A NEGRO HANGED" with subheads. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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670833

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #670833

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 6, 1860  This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election--the very day of this issue. The ftpg. also has a bit stating the newspaper: "...its earnest... See More  

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670828

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #670828

October 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670815

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #670815

September 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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670800

With the Supplement issue as well...

Item #670800

March 05, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".

Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More  

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670707

Marianna, Florida Negro lynching... Claude Neal...

Item #670707

October 27, 1934

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, October 27, 1934 



* Claude Neal Negro lynching

* Marianna, Jackson County, Florida




The front page has a one column heading: "Lynch Negro In Florida as Girl's Slayer" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Claude Neal at Marianna, Florida

Complete with all 30 pages, rag edition in great condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

... See More  

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670697

Columbia, Tennessee Negro lynching...

Item #670697

December 16, 1933

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 16, 1933 



* Cord Cheek - Negro lynching

* Columbia TN Tennessee




The top of page 9 has a one column heading: "Lynching Tennessee Negro; Tell Sheriff To Come And Get Him" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Cord Cheek , Negro, in Columbia, Tennessee. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publicatio... See More  

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670676

1935 Wiggins, Mississippi Negro lynching...

Item #670676

June 23, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1935



* Wiggins, Mississippi

* Stone County MS

* Negro lynching




The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "NEGRO IS LYNCHED, ANOTHER WHIPPED" with subheads. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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$28.00
670654

1913 Jack Johnson flees to Canada...

Item #670654

June 27, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 27, 1913



* Jack Johnson - World Heavyweight Champ

* 1st African American to hold title (1910)

* Flees U.S. w/ Lucille Cameron to avoid jail




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "CONVICTED NEGRO PUGILIST MAKES GOOD ESCAPE TO CANADA" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 18 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, irregular alon... See More  

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