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Source: Virginia Gazette
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Colored Lecturer”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Williamsburg, Virginia
Date of publication: 24 September 1904
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 19
Pagination: [4]

“Colored Lecturer.” Virginia Gazette 24 Sept. 1904 v12n19: p. [4].
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James B. Parker (public addresses); James B. Parker; McKinley assassination.
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz [misspelled below]; William McKinley; James B. Parker.


Colored Lecturer

     J. B. Parker, the colored man, who captured Czolgoz after he shot President McKinley at Buffalo, lectured in the Union Baptist Church Thursday night. Parker was a waiter at the time, and was immediately behind the president when the fatal shot was fi[r]ed. He saw the bandaged hand held close to the assassin’s breast and saw the puff of smoke. He then sprang on the man and bore him to the ground. Parker went to New York from Georgia. He stands six-foot-six and weighs 225 pounds. He is an intelligent man. His lecture on “My Efforts to Save the Life of Pres. McKinley” was highly interesting and well delivered.



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