Monday, April 20, 2020

Today -100: April 20, 1920: Of Jim Crow, bayonets, anti-leagues, and lynchings

The US Supreme Court upholds Kentucky’s Jim Crow law for railroad carriages.

The new British ambassador to the US, Sir Auckland Geddes, arrives and immediately tells everyone to butt out of Irish affairs and let the Irish work things out for themselves. You know, like this:

Poet-Aviator Gabriele D’Annunzio says he will form an Anti-League of Nations consisting of all the oppressed minorities of the world. He has invited representatives of Egypt, Ireland, Turkey, Persia, Montenegro, Hungary and India.

France finally gives permission for the US to dig up and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers.

A black man accused of attacking a white girl is lynched in Mulberry, Kansas.

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