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1907 Greensburg, Indiana race war...

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May 01, 1907

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 1, 1907

* Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana 
* Race riot - African Americans - Negroes

Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "A RACE WAR IN INDIANA" 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 8 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, two small library stamps within the masthead, generally very nice.

wikipedia notes: At the beginning of the twentieth century, race relations in Greensburg worsened, leading to the expulsion of African Americans from the city after race riots against them in 1906 and 1907. According to James W. Loewen, Greensburg then was for decades a sundown town, a town that was purposely all-white.[

Category: The 20th Century