Mar 31, 2016 - Sale 2408

Sale 2408 - Lot 204

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(CIVIL RIGHTS.) NAACP. "For the Good of America. Do You Know that the United States is the Only Land on Earth where Human Beings are Burned at the Stake?" Broadside, 14-5/8 x 10-7/8 inches; wrinkles and some staining; vertical and horizontal creases where folded. New York, 1922

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A striking anti-lynching poster from the NAACP. Most lynching and race riots began over alleged rapes. The curious fact is, that during the Civil War, when all able white male Southerners were off to war, there was not a single instance of the rape of a white woman reported. Conversely, there were reports of numerous rapes of Southern women by Union soldiers. This poster asks the question 'Is Rape the Cause of Lynching?' There were 3436 people lynched in the United States between 1889 and 1920. This figure represents reported cases.