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July 04, 1917

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 4, 1917

* East St. Louis, Missouri race riots
* Negroes - lynch mobs

The front page has one column headlines: "13 COMPANIES OF MILITIA  ON DUTY IN EAST ST. LOUIS", "Death List of Negroes Killed by Mobs Totals Twenty-Eight; 310 Homes Burned", "75 Persons Were Injured" and more. This is coverage on the East St. Louis race riot which was considered one the worst in U.S. history.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good condition. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: The East St. Louis Riot (May and July 1917) was an outbreak of labor and racially motivated violence that caused anywhere between 40 and 200 deaths and extensive property damage in the United States industrial city of East St. Louis, Illinois, located on the east bank of the Mississippi River across from St. Louis, Missouri. It was the worst incidence of labor-related violence in 20th century American history, and one of the worst race riots in U.S. history. It gained national attention. The local Chamber of Commerce called for the resignation of the Police Chief. At the end of the month, ten thousand people marched in silent protest in New York City over the riots, which contributed to the radicalization of many.

Category: The 20th Century