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Auction 192, Lot 738

Southern Women Organize to Stop Lynchings

"[Lynching] Southern Women and Lynching",

Subject: Document - Lynching

Period: 1936 (dated)


Color: Black & White

6.1 x 9.1 inches
15.5 x 23.1 cm
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This 4-page leaflet by Jessie Daniel Ames summarizes a conference attended by 26 women in 1930 to discuss what women could do to stop lynching. The conference resulted in the creation of the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching by 12 of the 26 participants. By 1936 the association had grown to 32,000 women scattered across the globe. The rear wrapper lists the leadership of the association by state. The organization was disbanded in 1942 after the number of lynchings declined.


Condition: B

There is light scattered foxing and staining.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/26/2023