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Lynching Averted in Washington City

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There is no record of a lynching having ever occurred within today’s city limits of Washington, D.C. If the malediction of a lynching was ever to befall 19th century Washington, potentially precipitating a rebellion far beyond the effect of the Snow Riot or the violence of the Pearl Affair, where a mob threatened to raid the offices and destroy the presses of the abolitionist newspaper the National Era, it almost happened on the watch of United States Marshal Frederick Douglass.

On Saturday, February 28, 1880, the Evening Star, continuing its coverage of the murder trial of George P. Hirth, reported, “A White Lady Outraged by a Negro. Knocked Down on Her Way to Church. Her Life in Danger.” The short article read, “The worst feature of it is that she cannot identify the perpetrator, as it was too dark when it occurred, and there is very little probability that he will ever be known.” On Saturday evening, detectives, after receiving eyewitness accounts, “proceeded by back streets to the corner of 7th street and Maryland avenue northeast.” They were joined by an additional police squad and excitable citizens of a recently formed “vigilance committee.” A lieutenant warned the citizens to “go home and keep quiet.” They refused to disperse.

No signs of the accused were found, and the crowd seemingly went home. “Several ropes were carried in the crowd,” noted an Evening Star reporter, “and it is pretty safe to say that had the right party been discovered that night all expenses of a trial would have been saved the government.” Clandestinely canvassing the neighborhood, searching homes known to house blacks, the police found their man. But he was the wrong man; he was too short, according to witnesses. A further description of the assailant satisfied detectives that they were looking for Tom Smothers, “suspected of being the guilty one” in “similar cases of outrage two years ago.”

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Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza

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Join us for Big Night Baltimore as we count down to 2018! This event features all of your premium drinks all night! The Radisson Baltimore Inner Harbor will be the place to be to take in the reunion of the legendard Mr. Greengenes as well as djs on 5 dance floors! Then all join in for a huge midnight celebration all at Big Night Baltimore New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!

https://www.bignightbaltimore.com

Date: Sunday, December 31, 2017
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:30 am

Location: Radisson Baltimore Downtown-Inner Harbor – NEW!

Make your plans to ring in the new year at one of Baltimore’s greatest party spaces!  Experience the most exciting and hottest gala of the season! Tickets are on sale now! Please join our email list to be informed of the latest updates.

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DONATE Please donate to our Christmas for disadvantaged youth

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Please donate and help us give disadvantaged youth a wonderful holiday!

Each donor will be recognized no matter how big or small you donation (we ask for a minimum of $5).

100% of all donations and proceeds will used for funding of:

  • Holiday gifts and toys (limited)
  • NEW Winter Coats, Socks, and Shirts (limited)
  • Books (limited)
  • Christmas Trees (limited)
  • Harris Teeter Baked Chickens  (limited)

Recipients of items above are lower income residents of southeast Washington, DC that are in desperate need. Items will be handed out at the local half way houses located at Minnesota and Good Hope Avenue SE from on Christmas Event from 7pm-10pm and again on Christmas day 7am-10am.

Our goal is to make sure we help as many disadvantaged children as possible have a good Christmas holiday! 100% of all funds raised will be used!

Please donate below and THANK YOU!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA CASH APP

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL

Please write in notes “For disadvantage youth Christmas” and your name or the name of your organization to be recognized.

 

 

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202-594-9899 | Hello ‘at’ UrbanMarketing.us

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SHY GLIZZY VIP BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AT BLISS FRIDAYSat #BLISSFRIDAYS | December 8

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