The Lynchings in Duluth

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Minnesota Historical Society Press, Oct 14, 2008 - Social Science - 192 pages
"On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet, today, the incident is nearly forgotten"--Cover.

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In 1981, while living in Duluth, I read Michael Fedo's book about the 1920 murder of 3 black men...... Reading that book was an eye-opening and important educational experience..... Sadly, the title of the book has since been changed to "The Lynchings in Duluth."..... The original title is important because it explains, in just 4 short words, how so many "nice" white people could could stand around smiling, joking, and laughing as they watched the murder of 3 men...Among many white people at the time, black people were considered less than human.... Therefore, the illegal killing of 3 black men wasn't seen by the spectators as "murder" because the 3 "blacks" being killed weren't fully human....This is a very important book and it's a shame that the powerful title has been changed. 

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Many items in this book were NOT true including 5 men entering The Siegel Hardware store for this so called rope. NOT ONE of my relatives would ok this and give them the rope on the house. This is very upsetting and this is a bunch of crap.

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