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  • Date contains "1898"

January 1, 1898

A doctor, born a slave, gives a brief account of his history and a recent incident where some men he drinks with steal from him.

January 1, 1898

In an attempt to help settle a fight between a white man and his son, a black man fears for his life and shoots the son, who had a history of violent behavior.

January 1, 1898

The Planet condemns a whipping-post bill proposed to Virginia State legislators because it appears reminiscent of slavery.

January 1, 1898

An altercation on the street between two black men, one being an ex-convict, leaves one injured and the other in prison.

January 5, 1898

An Irish newspaper from Boston supports The Planet’s argument against the proposed whipping-post bill.

January 8, 1898

Thirty-three years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, this poem implores the newly freed African Americans to continue to cherish their freedom.

January 8, 1898

Dr. Read and Christiana Cosmetics advertise for hair-straightening and skin-lightening treatments.

January 8, 1898

When an attempt to arrest a black criminal fails, a crowd takes matter into their own hands, brutally shooting him to death.

January 8, 1898

A fraternal and burial society headed by Planet editor, John Mitchell, Jr., looks for new members.

January 15, 1898

A black Virginian argues against the whipping post bill in the context of the Commonwealth of Virginia and its history.
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