Today, I’m taking a break from our platform, healthcare legislation, and all things Twitter. This choice is not because our resistance is over or because we can take our eyes off the ball, but because things in DC are still very fluid, making “current events” hard to cover, especially since I write these posts a day in advance. Instead, I’m asking you to join me in exploring newspaper stories from 31 July 1917; my commentary will be minimal since the stories speak for themselves. This post was prompted by this tweet from last week, and my awareness of how much of our history is lost or forgotten.
1/Today, is 100yr anniversary of the Silent Protest March (7/28/1917) where 10k blacks protested lynchings & mob violence.2017=we still here pic.twitter.com/roSDJUP6RD
— Megan Ming Francis (@meganfrancis) July 28, 2017
For those who want to do their own exploring, I’m using the site Chronicling America (Chronicling America), which is a site of the Library of Congress. I discovered this site while doing genealogical research, for which it is invaluable, but it’s a great resource even if you’re not a genealogy buff.
An overview of the major headlines of the day, as reported by the Washington Times (About The Washington Times):
From The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore OK) which started in 1893 and is still publishing today; it has a very interesting history (About The Daily Ardmoreite):
The Tacoma Times (About The Tacoma Times) which started in 1903 and ceased publishing around 1949:
An AP wire story from Waco, TX featured prominently on the front page of The Democratic Banner (Mt Vernon, OH – About The Democratic Banner):
Below the fold stories at The Harrisburg [PA; 1879-1948] Telegraph (About The Harrisburg Telegraph):
A local ordinance from The Daily Missourian, a University of Missouri publication (About The Daily Missourian):
Last, but not least, a little something from The Webster City Freeman (Webster City, IA – About The Webster City Freeman):
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