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Sites of mob attacks and lynchings in San Jose, California, and St.Joseph, Missouri.
A prison in San Jose where a mob violently abducted two accused kidnappers and lynched them in a park across the street. Sheriff Hamilton states that they held the mob off until they ran out of tear gas. A convict recounts the event. Views from inside the prison. Large crowd gathered at the park where the two kidnappers were hanged to death by the mob. Governor James Rolph, Jr. makes statement. View of County Jail in St. Joseph, Missouri, where mob stormed in, overcoming law enforcement officials and a National Guard Tank detachement, to abduct and lynch an African American charged with criminal assault. View of Army tank in front of the jail. View of broken steel entrance door of jail. Interior view of wrecked jail offices. Location: San Jose California. Date: 1933.
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