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1920 Duluth lynchings

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Minnesota's Dark History of Lynchings

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It’s Been 100 Years Since Three Black Men Were Lynched In Duluth

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Black Mississippi man found dead, hanging from a tree

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June Marks 100-Year Anniversary Of Lynching Of 3 Black Men In Duluth

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USA: POSTCARDS DEPICTING LYNCHINGS DISPLAYED

On June 15, 1920, three African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson, and Isaac McGhie, suspects in an assault case, were taken from the jail, attacked, and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota. Rumors had circulated that six African Americans had raped and robbed a nineteen-year-old woman. A physician's examination of her subsequently found no evidence of rape or assault.
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