Library of Congress: Mencken leaves Senate hearing on lynchings. Henry Mencken, center, noted author and liberal thinker, leaves the Senate Judiciary Sub- committee hearing on the anti-lynching bill in the company of a newspaper man. 2/14/25

H.L. Mencken Is Arrested for Distributing Copies of American Mercury

By April 5, 1926

H.L. Mencken is arrested for distributing copies of American Mercury. Censorship groups in Boston contend the periodical is obscene.

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