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Shelbyville, Tennesse lynch mob burns courthouse....
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December 20, 1934
THE DETROIT NEWS, December 20, 1934
* Shelbyville Courthouse Square Historic District - Tennessee
* Lynching mob burns down after Negro is transferred
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Troops Invade Mob-Torn City" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 52 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: In 1934, a lynch mob burned down the fourth courthouse after learning that the young African-American man they wanted to hang had been taken from the county jail and transported to another county for his protection.
Category: The 20th Century