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  • Date contains "1902"

January 18, 1902

The Lexington chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy begins a movement of opposition to the playing of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in community theaters.

January 18, 1902

John Mitchell gives an influential and opinionated speech in Washington in front of President Roosevelt. He makes bold claims about inequality and the advancement of African-American rights.

January 18, 1902

Delegates from 42 states meet in Buffalo to discuss the Good Road’s Congress, all agreeing that improvement of public roads and infrastructure will modernize and unify the nation. The South, in particular, would benefit from such an effort.

January 25, 1902

A list of stereotypes advises women on how to act--and not act.

January 25, 1902

The Planet argues that countless “Negroes” experience unjust convictions while whites face little punishment for brutal crimes.

January 25, 1902

John Mitchell, Jr., gives a powerful speech drawing on his intense experiences of oppression growing up, gaining support and respect on behalf of the black community.

January 25, 1902

The Planet calls the Virginia Constitutional Convention “unconstitutional.” Whites seek to disenfranchise black people in a way that does not “literally” violate the Constitution.

February 1, 1902

An advertisement for the Women’s Union in Richmond provides information on their location, board (they mention that Maggie Walker is the treasurer), and benefits.

February 1, 1902

Two white men wildly accused black men of stealing their hogs without proof, immediately attempting to arrest and kill them. Suddenly one of the black men shoots the white man. They hang three random black men without confirmation that they were the…

February 1, 1902

A black man named Joe Higginbotham, accused of raping Mrs. Webber, a white woman “has forfeited his right to live” after being tried by a conservative white jury because his crime was so awful.
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