Talk:1920 Duluth lynchings

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Improvements[edit]

TYPO his father nine years old? "His father, Abram Zimmerman, was nine years old in June 1920 and lived two blocks from the site of the lynchings. Zimmerman passed the story on to his son.[8]"

```` — Preceding unsigned comment added by 180.191.145.236 (talk) 06:31, 15 June 2012 (UTC)

The article on "Desolation Row" says the father was eight years old. Risssa (talk) 02:06, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

The title should be changed to "1920 Duluth Lynchings" to make it clear that this article is only about the 1920 lynchings and not the 1918 Duluth lynching. Unklscrufy (talk) 08:55, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

This has been changed. Risssa (talk) 02:09, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

The "aftermath" section[edit]

The last paragraph of the "Aftermath" section is supposedly a direct quote, but it's horribly written so I kind of doubt it. Also, I cannot find the quote on the source cited... delete it?

--Natalie 20:26, 15 July 2006 (UTC) Natalie Erin

Shouldn't this article link to the Duluth article?

Osirisrising (talk) 22:27, 24 February 2008 (UT Elias Clayton was lynched and beaten to death

Dylan[edit]

Do we have an online source anywhere asserting that Dylan was inspired by this? I can't find verification that Dad passed on the tale to Bob, for example.(No, we don't need online sources -- paper sources are fine -- but I'd like to read the article.) --jpgordon::==( o ) 17:27, 5 June 2011 (UTC)

Hoekstra, Dave, "Dylan's Duluth Faces Up to Its Past," Chicago Sun-Times, July 1, 2001.

is the assumed source, has anyone read it? 81.174.156.198 (talk) 18:58, 20 August 2011 (UTC)

Memorial[edit]

The picture of the Duluth memorial looks like it is a pile of snow.
That's actually the memorial in the background, but who can tell?
Ornithikos (talk) 01:25, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Leveraging[edit]

"US Steel for instance, the most important regional employer, addressed labor concerns by leveraging African-American laborers, migrants from the South."

Does this mean US Steel kept wages low by threatening to hire black workers if white workers went out on strike? That's what I think it means but I'm not sure how many other people will understand that. I think this should be rewritten. Risssa (talk) 02:17, 14 April 2013 (UTC)