Thursday, May 27, 2021

Today -100: May 27, 1921: Of riots, war crimes, and battlers

Ada Dozier wins a lawsuit against the city of Chicago for the death of her husband in the summer 1919 race riots. She’s awarded $2,300.

One provision of the Versailles Treaty required Germany to hold war crimes trials. The first, of a sergeant who beat up British POWs, results in a 10-month sentence.

Racist Headline of the Day -100:  

“Many critics have openly declared that Wills is the best big negro in the ring today.”

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