Talk:Black Friday (1910)

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The aftermath of Black Friday - contradictory text[edit]

"The actions of the police were greatly criticised" vs. "violent physical abuse [...] was generally supported by the British population, who at the time were relatively opposed to women's franchise" - obviously contradictory text. This needs fixed, both statements can't be correct, surely. (NB I removed some unsigned bits of text relating to the deletion of the 1912 article from the talk page, they don't seem to have any relevance to anything now.) Double Happiness (talk) 23:58, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

I'm not well versed, but it strikes me as rather vaguely worded. Did they support the Suffragettes, or the assaults on them? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.97.46.210 (talk) 18:08, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

Black Friday (1912) listed for deletion[edit]

Black Friday (1912) has been listed for deletion here. Tamino 19:48, 1 July 2006 (UTC)

Funky title[edit]

The accompanying article is one of either

9 7 that have as title "Black Friday" ...
5 2 that have as title "Black Saturday" ... or
1 that have as title "Black Monday" ...

... (in each case) disambiguated by a parenthesized year. Since this is in contrast to all the other days of the week, that style probably is unneeded and reflects either ignorance of the acceptability of Dab-page entries like

Black Tuesday, September 11, 2001 attacks

or something like a lack of persistence in weighing possible titles. I have not investigated them individually; instead, i suggest review, of each article, by one or more editors with prior interest in its corresponding topic, with an eye to finding a title that either avoids the "Black ...day" or disambiguates it with something more evocative than a year. Years are good tools for helping users who happen to have seen a brief reference to "Black Friday" and have at least rough idea of the year involved, but giving priority to that case in titling the article, rather than letting the Dab page handle that job, is almost always an impediment to most users seeking the article. Almost certainly, most of the 15 10 should be renamed.
--Jerzyt 06:18 & 06:36, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


Sourcing[edit]

I have removed a short paragraph that states two were killed, 200 arrested. While this is in the source Dora Marsden and Early Modernism: Gender, Individualism, Science by Bruce Clarke, I do not think this is sufficient. I have three reasons for this: We know the number arrested was 119 from contemporary newspaper accounts. Bruce Clarke cites the novel "Suffragette Sally" in his work, which to my mind makes him suspect as a reliable source, especially given the passage he quotes. Thirdly, and most importantly, deaths would have been remarked upon at the time, and extensively since.

The remaining citation was to a wordpress blog. I have removed the citation, but left the material as not inherently unlikely. Sources should, nonetheless, be found as soon as possible.

I have added a citation to the Times of the following day, which provides some information about the event.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough18:00, 23 January 2015 (UTC).

Some background to the idea that deaths were consequent upon Black Friday can be found here. Clearly RS stating the facts would be useful. All the best: Rich Farmbrough18:33, 23 January 2015 (UTC).