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Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"

 Collection — Box: MISC-06, Folder: MSS-0150
Identifier: MSS-0150

Content Description

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."

Dates

  • circa 1920

Creator

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Extent

0.001 Cubic Feet (1 folder) : Essay

Language of Materials

English

Custodial History

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.

General

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Creator

Source

Title
Jacob J. Friedman's "The Courthouse Riot"
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Amy Schindler; Angela Kroeger
Date
2019-12-19
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States
402-554-6046