Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"
Jacob J. Friedman documented his eyewitness account of the lynching of Will Brown in the typescript he titled "The Courthouse Riot." Will Brown was murdered on September 28, 1919; it is unclear on what date Friedman completed his recollection. This is a copy of the six-page typescript with a handwritten note from Friedman to a potential newspaper editor directing that his pen name "Joseph Parkwood" be used when the account was published because he still lived in Omaha. He went on to write, "Or, better yet, change the names and the name of the City. This is a true story of the Court House riot and lynching."
- circa 1920
- Friedman, Jacob J. (Creator, Person)
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Sue Millward is a granddaughter of Jacob J. Friedman and inherited the original copy of the document. She previously gifted an original copy of the document to the Douglas County Historical Society.
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- Brown, Will
- Lynching Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Omaha (Neb.) -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Race relations Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Race riots Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Riots Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
- Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"
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