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The Lindbergh kidnapping, from many angles

30 Oct

Ebenezer weighs in on the trial of Bruno Hauptmann, the man sentenced to death in the Lindbergh baby kidnapping. My father, having been a court reporter before he was a columnist, was apparently fascinated by the trial. He also had a few things to say about the racial implications of the story. William Allen, the truck driver who found the corpse in the woods, was apparently a “Negro” who got little recognition. He also drew parallels with this case and the trial of the Scottsboro boys. In both cases, suspects were tried in the media, as well as in the courts, but Hauptmann got a fair trial,  my dad says, the Scottsboro boys did not. Of course, questions still remain as to whether the Hauptmann was framed, but we get his point.
I like the final item about the white girl who defied her parents by marrying a “mulatto” man. But my favorite is closer to the top when he talks about his hobbies: eating, catching a good show and drinking good gin occasionally.”  Hear, hear! I’m headed to a show at the Herbst Theater in San Francisco tonight and am looking forward to a great dinner with friends.  And, yes, I’ve been known to enjoy a Bombay martini and a Tanqueray and tonic more than occasionally. Once again, the apple does not fall far from the tree!

The New York Age, January 19, 1935

A riot breaks out in Harlem

17 Oct

The New York Age, March 30, 1935

All quiet on the Harlem front, but Negro inferiority complex remains

17 Oct

 

The New York Age, April 6, 1935

 

Guest column: Probable causes of the Harlem riot

18 Sep

The New York Age, April 13, 1935

Missionaries: Stay home and convert your own damn lynchers!

17 Sep

Negro, colored or Aframerican; It’s the oppression that needs to be addressed

2 Sep

“When the white man ‘lifts his foot off the neck’ of Negroes and when the Negro in turn lifts his own tiny foot off his own neck, when a Negro reporter, writer, cartoonist,  or etc. can go to the News office and apply for a job with the  assurance that he has the same chance as his white brother, his color regardless, then it will matter whether he is called colored, Negro,  or Aframerican”

The New York Age, December 22, 1934

City sales tax; Negro representation for Harlem

31 Aug

The New York Age, December 15, 1934

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