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White Mob Forces 200 Black People Out of North Platte, Nebraska | EJI, Equal Justice Initiative

White Mob Forces 200 Black People Out of North Platte, Nebraska | EJI, Equal Justice Initiative

North Platte, Louis "Slim" Seeman, African American History, Black History, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, Wriit,

By EJI Staff, EJI

On the afternoon of Saturday, July 13, 1929, more than 200 black residents of North Platte, Nebraska, were driven out of the city by a mob of white residents. The mob targeted the entire black community with violence after a black man was accused of killing a local white police officer.

The day before, two white police officers responded to a domestic violence call at the North Platte home of a black man named Louis “Slim” Seeman. When Mr. Seeman allegedly shot and killed one of the officers, a mob of white men and police descended on his home and trapped him inside of a chicken coop on the property. The mob doused the coop with gasoline and set it ablaze with Mr. Seeman inside; when his body was pulled from the wreckage, it was clear he had died from a gunshot wound — either by his own hand or fired by a member of the mob.

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African American History, Black History, James Karales, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN, KINDR'D Magazine, KINDR'D, Willoughby Avenue, WRIIT,

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Full article @ EJI, A History of Racial Justice

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