Omaha's Riot in Story and Picture

Omaha: Educational Publishing Co. / (Beacon Press - Better Printers), (1919).

Price: $4,500.00

Softcover. First edition. Oblong octavo. [32]pp. Illustrated with 16 halftones from photographs. Stapled buff wrappers printed in blue. Owner name on front wrap, and several tiny date stamps (one on front wrap), else near fine. Scarce illustrated account of the Omaha Race Riot of 1919 and the lynching of Will Brown, a Black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. Brown's death and the fiery destruction of the Douglas County Court House took place during the "Red Summer" of white supremacist violence, a phrase coined by James Weldon Johnson. The riot was witnessed by 20,000 people, making it one of the largest individual spectacles of racial violence in the nation's history.

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Omaha's Riot in Story and Picture
Omaha's Riot in Story and Picture
Omaha's Riot in Story and Picture
Omaha's Riot in Story and Picture