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1917 Ell Persons lynching in Memphis...



Item # 681827

May 22, 1917

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 22, 1917

* Lynching of Ell Persons (Negro)
* Memphis, Tennessee carnival mob
* Rape and murder of Antoinette Rappel


The front page has a six column headline in red lettering: "CITIZENS OF MEMPHIS ENGAGE IN LYNCHING ORGY" 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. Rare as such.
Complete with 12 pages, small library stamp within the masthead, generally very nice.

Category: The 20th Century