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How the media covered major race riots 96 years ago

The media coverage at the time varied between the major metro papers and the black papers but looking at these papers now it’s very clear that not all that much has changed in the past 96 years.

Chicago Race Riots Pictures and Images

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1919 Chicago Race Riots

Two colored men are reported to have been killed and approximately fifty whites and negroes injured, a number probably fatally, in race riots that broke out at south side beaches yesterday. The riotin

Gangs and the 1919 Chicago Race Riot

From July 27 to August 2, 1919, a race riot broke out in Chicago. When it was over thirty-eight people were dead, 537 injured and about 1000 rendered homeless. The incident which sparked the riot was

Chicago Race Riots

Chicago developed a reputation as a cauldron of specifically “racial” conflict and violence largely in the twentieth century. The determination of many whites to deny African Americans equal oppor

1969 York race riot

The 1969 York race riot refers to a period of racial unrest in York, Pennsylvania in July 1969. On July 17, 1969, with racial tensions at the boiling point, a black youth who burned himself playing wi

York Race Riot

This happened in York, Pennsylvania, a small city where people who lived only a few blocks apart lived in separate worlds — in what a local newspaper has called “a de facto segregated and

Stono Rebellion

The Stono Rebellion (sometimes called Cato’s Conspiracy or Cato’s Rebellion) was a slave rebellion that began on 9 September 1739, in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave

What Impact Did the Stono Rebellion Have on the Lives of Slaves?

The Stono Rebellion was the largest rebellion mounted by slaves against slave owners in colonial America. The Stono Rebellion’s location took place near the Stono River in South Carolina. The de

The Haitian Slave Rebellion of 1791

Jacques Vincent Ogé, an affranchis representing the colony in France, leads a revolt against the white colonial authorities in Saint-Domingue. Despite colonists’ attempts to prevent him from leavin

The 1733 Slave Revolt that Liberated an Island

By 1733, the year of the rebellion, slaves constituted a vast majority of the population of the island of St. John, then ruled by the Danish West India and Guinea Company, with slaves greatly outnumbe

1733 St. John Revolt

During the St. John uprising of 1733-1734 a group of armed rebel slaves captured the Danish West Indian island of St. John for six months. Their intention was to eliminate whites from the island, est