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  • Date contains "1897"

January 2, 1897

The Richmond Planet’s reaction to six “colored” men lynched in Kentucky.

January 2, 1897

A white man stabs a “colored” man in the street.

January 2, 1897

The Governor pardons Mary Barnes for a crime she did not commit and releases her from the Penitentiary.

January 2, 1897

Innocent 18 year-old boy is lynched in Kentucky and The Planet argues that black people should arm themselves.

January 9, 1897

A young African American girl is raped by a white man and her relatives turn him over to the authorities.

January 9, 1897

A detailed description of the hanging in Norfolk of two “colored” men for murdering black victims.

January 9, 1897

An advertisement for a night school speaks to the politics of voting and education.

January 9, 1897

Richmond’s mayor shows prejudice in his explanation of salaries and policy changes.

January 16, 1897

A "colored youth” is accused of rape and later shot as a result of his relationship with a young white girl.

January 16, 1897

A man is lynched in South Carolina on false pretenses of barn burning.
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