Photograph of Courtney Brothers Tarred and Feathered

Photograph of Courtney Brothers Tarred and Feathered

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Photograph scanned from Seth Pinkham Papers, MS 1516, Box 2, Folder 3.


Photograph of two Black students Samuel and Roger Courtney tarred and feathered While at the time this incident was described as "hazing" incident carried out by University of Maine a modern interpretation, by scholars such as Karen Sieber, Humanities Specialist at the McGillicuddy Humanities Center, was that this was actually a racist attack.

Sieber has featured this incident in her, Visualizing the Red Summer database and archive on the topic of the Red Summer of 1919, a term given to a nationwide wave of violence against African Americans that year.

More information on this incident can be elsewhere in this collection.


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