a lynching

 

Southern Worker 12-12-1931

1 LYNCHERS_IN_SALISBURY_HAD_RIGH

2 EYE_WITNESS_TO_LYNCHING_TELLS_

3 Fellow_Worker_of_Lynched_Man_S 4 Gov._Ritchie,_Possible_Preside

4 Gov._Ritchie,_Possible_Preside

 

If you can bear it, read the news item, “Negro Worker Lynched for Demanding Pay,” in the Southern Worker, December 12, 1931, pp. 1-2.

There is an editorial on page 4.

Plus, I am posting a few other news stories from the time. The mainstream media gave the lynching only glancing notice. The Baltimore Afro-American was the only newspaper to give it serious coverage.

This is how blacks were treated then.

 

— posted by Roger W. Smith

   December 2021

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