"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 22, 1887

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Title

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 22, 1887

Subject

Black Periodicals
Gossip--Published
Journalists/Writers
Humor
Rumors
Political Affairs
Social Events
Racism/Racist Violence
Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?

Description

In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others,

  • "That the great tower which is to be erected at the entrance to the grounds of the Paris Exposition this year will be 984 feet high -- more than three times the height of the statue of Liberty."
  • "That Gen. Smalls, of South Carolina, was permitted to eat in a hotel in Virginia because he was a Congressman."
  • "That Gen. Smalls declined to eat in the hotel saying that if he could not take his meals there as a man and a negro, he would see the proprietor hanged before he would do so as a Congressman."
  • "That a colored juryman was recently served in a restaurant of one of the leading hotels in Little Rock."

For more info on the column and its author, please see the description for "They Say," Dec 4, 1886, and our entry on Lillian A. Lewis.

Credit

My Heritage (via Boston Public Library)

Creator

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?

Source

The Boston Advocate

Publisher

W. Grandison & J.B. Powell, Jr.

Date

1887-01-22

Type

Reference

Article Item Type Metadata

Archive

Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Geocode (Latitude)

42.3602534

Geocode (Longitude)

-71.0582912

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Citation

Lewis, Lillian Alberta ( (pseudonym: Bert Islew), 1861-?, “"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 22, 1887,” Archival Gossip Collection, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.archivalgossip.com/collection/items/show/1004.

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