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York County, Pa., criminal attorneys have long sought evidence from the grave

Roses rest on railroad tracks on Newberry Street during the annual Unity March in York, Pa.. The roses lay where Lillie Belle Allen was shot 40 years before. As part of the prosecution of the shootings of Allen and York City Police Officer Henry C. Schaad 30 years after they died, the bodies of the two victims were exhumed.

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York College of Pennsylvania scholar seeks oral histories about the York race riots

This aerial view from the camera of a York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer shows where railroad tracks cross Newberry Street in York. Lillie Belle Allen, visiting York, was slain when the car she was riding in stalled on those tracks. Police officer Henry C. Schaad also died from a gunshot wound sustained in race rioting in 1969.

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Where do you go for the best source about the York race riots and trials?

Yorktownsquare.com reports that the race riots were erupting at this time 43 years ago and explains the best source to go for information on those difficult times.

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40 years ago, men walked on moon and race riot victims wheeled into York emergency room

The July 21, 1969, edition of The Gazette and Daily told about man’s walk on the moon and rioting in York, Pa., a pretty interesting news day. Background posts: Background posts: Meeting of riot victims brought racial accord, Mayor: ‘We’re … Continue reading

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