1912 “The Negro Press”

Check out this week’s discovery!  Found in a shuck related to a libel case from 1912, this article came from one of Evansville’s African American newspapers, The Negro Press.

Elvira Roach sued for $10,000 in damages, almost a quarter of a million dollars in today’s money, over a dispute in the women’s auxiliary of the Knights of Pythias.  She claimed an group of women conspired to slander her good name with the article below.

1912 Rousey Case

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