Fight of the Century Touches Off Race Riots

 
JUuly 7, 1910, Editorial Cartoon

July 5, 1910, Race Riots

July 7, 1910: Times cartoonist Edmund Waller “Ted” Gale comments on the race riots that followed Jack Johnson’s defeat of James Jeffries in the Fight of the Century. Many cities barred theaters from showing film of the fight for fear of more violence.

On the jump, The Times draws parallels between Independence Day and “Industrial Freedom,” its term for the open shop.

July 7, 1910, Industrial Freedom

July 5, 1910, Herald

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