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  • Date contains "1903"

January 3, 1903

This poem encourages African Americans to pursue new opportunities with the start of the new year with no fear if what is to come.

January 3, 1903

Two separate white mobs in South Carolina hanged a husband and wife and another innocent man.

January 3, 1903

A white perpetrator remains in custody after killing a black man on Christmas Eve.

January 3, 1903

A black man receives a harsher punishment than a white man who committed a much worse crime in Richmond.

January 10, 1903

Mississippi authorities defend a postmistress when she was threatened by the white community.

January 10, 1903

A black child in Ohio is found dead tied to the outside of a passenger train.

January 10, 1903

Postmistress Minnie Cox was forced out of her job by threatening white community members; President Roosevelt voices his defense of the black woman.

January 10, 1903

An African American-owned Insurance company asks the black community of Richmond for their support.

January 10, 1903

The Richmond Planet’s Editor, John Mitchell, is taken to trial by Nelson Williams Jr. over publications regarding relationships within the First Southern Baptist Church.

January 17, 1903

The case against John Mitchell, Jr. for his publication of church proceedings is “virtually laughed out of court.” He is ordered to pay a fine of one cent.
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