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Auction 191, Lot 814

"The Lynching Habit Seems As Strongly Entrenched As It Was in 1930"

"[Lynching] The Mob Still Rides - A Review of the Lynching Record, 1931-1935",

Subject: Document - Lynching

Period: 1936 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.9 x 8.9 inches
15 x 22.6 cm
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This 24-page document published by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation is an update to its initial report, also offered in the auction catalog as lot 154. The foreword reads that: “Five years have passed and the lynching habit seems as strongly entrenched as it was in 1930.” The report documents 84 additional lynchings that occurred over the five-year period. A higher proportion of the lynchings took place in southern states and the perpetrators were rarely dealt with by the legal system.


Condition: A+

A fine example. There are a few minor pencil notations on the front wrapper.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/8/2023