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James T. Scales lynching... Pikeville, TN...

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November 24, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 24, 1944 

* James T. Scales, Pikeville, Tennessee lynching 
* Great World War II coverage 

The back page has one column headings: "YOUTH IS LYNCHED AT A REFORMATORY" "Negro Taken From Tennessee Jail and Shot After Warden's Daughter Is Slain" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro teen James T. Scales in Pikeville, Tennessee.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout including much on World War II. Complete in 34 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. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century