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When editor Alexander Manly challenged the rape/lynching narrative in his paper, the Wilmington Record, a white mob destroyed his press, forced him to leave town, and murdered others in a two-day massacre. In protest, the Indianapolis Freeman…

Following the lynching of "Click" Mitchell in spring of 1897, African American editors criticized both President William McKinley’s silence, and Booker T. Washington’s suggestion that lynch victims were “invariably…

In spring of 1897 African American editors were outraged when President William McKinley ignored the lynching of an Ohio man, “Click” Mitchell. In somewhat sensational style, the Indianapolis Freeman depicted the mob scene, with insets…
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