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1905 Belmont, Missouri Negro lynching...

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May 13, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 13, 1905

* Belmont, Mississippi County, Missouri
* Tom Witherspoon Negro lynching - lynched

Page 2 has a one column heading: "NEGRO HANGED BY MISSOURI MOB" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 6 pages, 2 small library stamps within the masthead, irregular along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: After the Reconstruction era, whites asserted their dominance, often by violence and intimidation. In May 1905, a mob of 200 to 300 whites lynched Tom Witherspoon, aka Robert Pettigrew, an African-American man, for alleged kidnapping and threats against a white man. This event took place during an era of increased violence by whites against blacks due to economic problems and social tensions.

Category: The 20th Century