Colored barber shop attacked in Pittsburgh

“Excitement in Pittsburgh — We learn from the Pittsburgh papers that  on Wednesday evening last a  riotous assemblage took place in that city, to the number of about three hundred for the purpose of demolishing a barber’s shop, occupied by a colored man.  Some injury was done to the windows, but the rioters were finally induced to disperse, by the exertions of the Mayor and some other good citizens.  Three of them were arrested.”   (Liberator, September 12, 1835, pg 10

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