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Reading The Black Newspapers

A Living Death
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Oct 13, 1926. p. 20 (1 pp.)

THE USUAL condemnatory editorials in both the white and Negro press will follow last week's lynching atrocities in South Carolina and Tennessee. The usual protest meetings will be held and the usual resolutions sent to President Coolidge and others.

EXPRESSED BY OUR CONTEMPORARIES:The South Carolina Lynching
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Oct 13, 1926. p. 20 (1 pp.)

Lynching at Aiken, S. C., of three Negroes, who had been taken from jail by a mob, was a wanton act of savagery. The victims were released in a wood, and, in Mexican style, shot down as they ran. Such is the statement of the Assistant Chief of Police. These Negroes were to be tried a second time, a new trial having been granted after their conviction for the murder of Sheriff Howard, who...

Known Results
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 3, 1926. p. 20 (1 pp.)

"UNKNOWN PARTIES" WHO LYNCHED THREE IN SOUTH CAROLINA KNOWN:Walter White, Assistant Secretary of N.A.A.C.P., Gets Names of Those Present and Turns Them Over to governor of State Evidence Presented That Lowmans Were Turned Over to Mob Without Least Resistance on the Part of Sheriffs
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 3, 1926. p. 15 (1 pp.)

... of lynchers and full details of the lynching of ... colored woman. Bertha Lowman, and her brother ... and cousin at Aiken, South Carolina, in the early ... of October 8, have been obtained in an investigation ... spot by Walter White, assistant secretary of the ... Association for the Advancement of Colored People ... the facts submitted in a letter to Governor McLeod ... Carolina.

Coolidge Urged to Take Hand
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 17, 1926. p. 2 (1 pp.)

Graves of John Brown's Companions Robbed in 1859
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 24, 1926. p. 6 (1 pp.)

RESENTS INVESTIGATION OF LYNCHING:White S. C. Lawyer Offers to Defend Walter White Against Extradition Calls "Bribery" Charge Excuse to Put N. A. A. C. P. Investigator in Mob's Hands--Another Affidavit Shows Officers Helped Plan Aiken Lynching
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 24, 1926. p. 3 (1 pp.)

Startling developments in the exposure of conditions surrounding the recent lynching of one colored woman and two men in Aiken South Carolina, include the following:

The Bravest Man in South Carolina
WILLIAM PICKENS. The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 24, 1926. p. 15 (1 pp.)

THE bravest man in all South Carolina is a colored man -- Attorney Frederick, who dared to appeal the cases of the Lowman boys and Bertha Lowman and get the cases remanded for new and real trials. He prevented at least the legal lynching that was in order, and was the first cause for bringing out the essential savagery of the State toward its colored citizens.

EXPRESSED BY OUR CONTEMPORARIES:The Blot on the South
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Jan 19, 1927. p. 20 (1 pp.)

With the inauguration this week of John G. Richards as Governor of South Carolina in place of Thomas G. McLeod, and with the meeting immediately afterward of the Criminal Court in Aiken, the State has an opportunity to set an example to the South in the punishment of mob violence. The case which confronts it is flagrant. The lynching of the three Lowmans, one of them a woman, one...

Widow to Get $2,000; Husband Lynched:Court Action Recalls Lynching Staged in Walhalla, South Carolina
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Oct 29, 1930. p. 16 (1 pp.)

WALHALLA, S. C., Oct. 27 (ANP.)--Mrs. Emma Green will receive the sum of $2,000 from Oconee county for the lynching of her husband here some months ago, according to a direct verdict rendered in Civil Court here Tuesday afternoon.

HALF OF LYNCHING VICTIMS INNOCENT:Southern Commission for Study of Mob Violence Makes Findings Public Finds That Leaders of Murder Bands Can Be Identified Without Difficulty, Though Few of Them Are Indicted
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Nov 11, 1931. p. 2 (1 pp.)

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 9.--Conclusions that two of the twenty-one persons lynched in 1930 were innocent and eleven others "possibly" so were advanced today by the Southern Commission on the Study of Lynching.

NAACP Finds 11 Lynchings in '32
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Dec 30, 1932. p. 1 (1 pp.)

NEW YORK, Dec. 29.--A record of 11 reported lynchings for the year 1932 represents a decline oft three from the 14 reported in 1931, according to statistics made public today by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 69 Fifth Avenue.

WHITES BREAK PRISON DOORS; VICTIM KILLED:South Carolina Farm Worker Accused of Striking Driver
The New York Amsterdam News (1922-1938). New York, N.Y.:Jul 12, 1933. p. 2 (1 pp.)

CLINTON, S. C., July 10.--Smashing their way into the local jail early Wednesday morning four white men spirited away Norris Bendy of Laurens County and lynched him seven miles from here.

'Witness' Reports Lynching In South Carolina:SOUTH CAROLINA LYNCHING REPORTED BY 'WITNESS' HERE
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Feb 24, 1946. p. 1 (1 pp.)

A responsible South Carolina Citizen who arrived in Atlanta Friday said that he and his wife witnessed the lynching of a Negro man at Elko, South Carolina, while passing through the small village Thursday morning around 9:30 o'clock.

STRONG LYNCH BILL IN HOUSE HOPPER:South Carolina Rests Case Against Accused Lynchers Defense Counsel Asks Acquittal Verdicts For 8 Judge Refuses To Admit Photos Of Victim's Body
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:May 18, 1947. p. 1 (2 pp.)

GREENVILLE, S. C.--The lynching case of 31 white men defendants was rested Saturday by the state of South Carolina.

'Skegee Shows 4,715 Lynchings Since 1882
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Jun 6, 1947. p. 2 (1 pp.)

TUSKEGEE--(ANP)--Records compiled by the department of research here at Tuskegee institute and gathered from other sources show conclusively that mob law is one of the oldest and most menacing problems in the south. From 1882 to 1946. 4,715 persons were...

Lillian Smith Speaks Out Against Lynching:Prejudice Now Out Of Reason, Author States
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Jun 25, 1947. p. 2 (1 pp.)

WASHINGTON.--(NNPA)--Lilian Smith. author of "Strange Fruit," spoke out last Friday igainst lynchings in the south and called for passage of anti-lynching Legislation.

Private Hearings Held For 11 S. C. Teachers
Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Jul 28, 1949. p. 1 (1 pp.)

Reported Lynching Of Youth In S.C. Nixed By New Autopsy Report
MERLE KELLERHALS. Atlanta Daily World (1932-2003). Atlanta, Ga.:Nov 13, 1979. p. 1 (1 pp.)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (UPI) -- A second autopsy report on the death of Mickey McClinton, an 18-year-old black textile worker killed May 11, shows the young man died as a direct result of a hit and run accident and not by...

The Second Post Reconstruction: New Dilemma For the American Negro
A ASADULLAH SAMAD. Los Angeles Sentinel (1946-2005). Los Angeles, Calif.:Aug 17, 1995. p. A7 (1 pp.)

The last seven months of public policy, judicial decisions and political realities are unlike any this generation of blacks has ever seen. We have witnessed the greatest shift in political sentiment, public policy legislation and judicial interpretation in one hundred years. In each...

African American Time Line 1852-1890:1852
Los Angeles Sentinel (1946-2005). Los Angeles, Calif.:Feb 17, 2005. p. A15 (2 pp.)

DANIEL A. P. MURRAY BORN. Born in Baltimore on March 3. Murray, an African American, was assistant librarian of Congress and a collector of books and pamphlets by and about Black Americans.

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