in Broadway (Manhattan) - early 20th Century

from Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott, pages 44-5:

[As reported in the New York press] "...  rioting was wholly unknown to Hogan, when he left the Cherry Blossom Grove, where he had been doing his turn as usual.

'All Coons Look Alike to Me,' Mr. Hogan's own composition, had been rendered, to the applause of a large audience. Hogan, fashionably dressed, stood on the curb, twirling his cane.

A cry came from Forty-fourth street and Eighth avenue, and a mob of five hundred men, armed with clubs and stones, surged over towards Broadway. Hogan was seen. "Get the nigger!" was the chorus. Hogan dropped his cane and started down…   more >>

cite as

Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff (ed.), Ragged but right / Lynn Abbott (Jackson, 2007), p. 44-5. accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Broadway (Manhattan)

Listening to

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All coons look alike to me
written by Ernest Hogan
performed by Ernest Hogan

Experience Information

Date/Time early 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Following the murder of a New York city policeman by a black man in August 1900, white mob violence was randomly directed against African Americans on the streets of Manhattan.

Originally submitted by acusworth on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:08:00 +0000
Approved on Mon, 31 Oct 2016 15:50:41 +0000