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1935 Columbus, Texas hanging tree Negro lynchings....



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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 condition. A few small binding holes along the spine.

wikipedia notes: A 700-person lynch mob in Columbus, Texas hanged two African-American youths accused of raping and murdering a young white woman. The county attorney said he did not consider the citizens who committed the lynching a mob, and called their act "the expression of the will of the people."

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