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  • Date contains "1899"

July 1, 1899

A woman forfeits her wedding ring to donate to the Woman’s Suffrage movement.

July 1, 1899

The Planet defends B.T. Hill as he remains under scrutiny for his vote to move a church convention.

July 1, 1899

A letter defends a prominent member of the Richmond church system, B.T. Hill.

July 8, 1899

Two white men who shot two black men in the back face no charges.

July 8, 1899

Authorities arrest a white man from a respected district and family for the sexual assault of his own daughter.

July 8, 1899

For the first time in the history of Virginia, a court tries and convicts white men for lynching a black man.

July 8, 1899

Applications flood when a factory is opened for “colored” women, where they can sew shirts.

July 15, 1899

While chasing a black fugitive, white men shoot and kill an innocent black man, not realizing that he is not the felon.

July 15, 1899

A man who had been kidnapped as a child is reunited with his mother after 25 years apart.

July 22, 1899

A Baptist missionary school declares minorities a threat to the community, especially due to their alcohol consumption.
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