Black Quotidian: Everyday History in African-American Newspapers

July 11, 1914

On July 11, 1914, the Philadelphia Tribune reported that "a riotous mob of more than a thousand people, all of whom are white, placed in jeopardy the lives of five Afro-Americans; broke all windows, and in various other ways partly destroyed the property of Mrs. Mary E. Montague, 1904 N. St. Bernard St., West Philadelphia."  The trouble began the day that Mrs. Montague and her family took possession of the home in a neighborhood "In which it seems Afro-Americans are not wanted." (Click to view article PDF).

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