Are You in Favor of Legalized Lynching? Joins Us at a Monster Protest Mass Meeting at Harlem Casino Corner 116th Street and Lenox Avenue Sun. Nov. 30, 3 P.M. ....

Are You in Favor of Legalized Lynching? Joins Us at a Monster Protest Mass Meeting at Harlem Casino Corner 116th Street and Lenox Avenue Sun. Nov. 30, 3 P.M. ....

New York: n.d. Broadside. 15.5 x 23.5cm. Browned. Modest chip in lower left corner. Union Printer's logo at lower right. Held to protest the death sentence handed down to African Americans in Arkansas after a trial alleged to have lasted only a few minutes. Presumably this was the Nov. 11, 1919 sentencing after a "race riot" in Elaine, Arkansas the previous month which had resulted in the death of a large but undetermined number of African Americans (probably at least 100 or considerably more) as well as a handful of whites. The actual number of African Americans convicted and given the death penalty appears to have been 12, not 11. The Supreme Court eventually vacated the sentences of some of these defendants and required that the others be retried. While it appears that no whites were arrested, several dozen more African Americans were also indicted and convicted of lesser charges. Norman Thomas, James Weldon Johnson and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn are among the six listed as speakers. Good. Item #85760

Price: $350.00

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