Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Today -100: January 24, 1912: Confiscation? Really?


3 judges of the NY Court of Special Sessions rules that theaters can’t exclude black people. The NYT thinks that this amounts to a confiscation, because white people would stop attending, and that “The friends of the negroes [presumably the NAACP, which brought this case] are doing them a disservice in this matter.”

Obit of the Day -100: Capt. Julius Hargreaves of the Confederate Army, who may have fired the first gun of the Civil War. He lost a leg in the war and has died of apoplexy.

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