Sunday, March 06, 2011

Today -100: March 6, 1911: Of lynchings, and the Socialistic Republic of Lower California

A black man is murdered by a mob in Marianna, Florida, after threatening to shoot the town marshal. The mob broke in the jail door to get at him.

Railroad firemen on the Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific Railroad are voting on whether to call a strike against the practice of promotion by seniority. Because under it, black people can be promoted. And we can’t have that.

The NYT is worried about a medium-sized “army,” largely consisting of Americans, now in the Chihuahua region with the intention of turning Lower California into a “socialistic republic,” which would eventually join the United States.

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