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Atlanta Race Riot of 1906
During the Atlanta race riot that occurred September 22-24, 1906, white mobs killed dozens of blacks, wounded scores of others, and inflicted considerable property damage. Local newspaper reports of alleged assaults by black males on white females were the catalyst for the riot, but a number of underlying causes lay behind the outbreak of the mob violence.
Century-Old Race Riot Still Resonates in Atlanta
On a warm and sultry Saturday, on Sept. 22, 1906, thousands of whites in Atlanta joined together in the downtown area and began attacking and killing blacks in the city. The violence continued for four days. By the official count, 12 blacks and two whites were killed.
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919
On July 27, 1919, an African-American teenager drowned in Lake Michigan after violating the unofficial segregation of Chicago’s beaches and being stoned by a group of white youths. His death, and the police’s refusal to arrest the white man whom eyewitnesses identified as causing it, sparked a week of rioting between gangs of black and white Chicagoans.
Chicago 1919: A racial tinderbox
Almost a century ago, the poet Carl Sandburg, who doubled as a Chicago newsman, searched for the underlying cause of a bloody race riot. In the wake of the current violence in Ferguson, Mo., his essential conclusion is worth reconsidering: The slums take their revenge.
Race Riot Of 1943
Like the successive rebellion that would erupt 24 years later, the Detroit Race Riot of 1943 was deeply rooted in racism, poor living conditions and unequal access to goods and services.
The 1943 Detroit race riots
Even as World War II was transforming Detroit into the Arsenal of Democracy, cultural and social upheavals brought about by the need for workers to man the bustling factories threatened to turn the city into a domestic battleground.
Detroit Race Riots Began On This Day In 1943
In Detroit a race-fueled riot that lasted for days, left dozens dead and countless others injured. Of the persons killed, 25 were African American and 17 of that group were struck down by police officers.
50 Years After Watts: The Causes of a Riot
It was Aug. 11, 1965, that Los Angeles police officer Lee Minikus tried to arrest Marquette Frye for driving drunk in the city’s Watts neighborhood—an event that led to one of the most infamous race riots in American history. By the time the week was over, nearly three dozen people were dead.
Watts - Riot or Revolt?
This December 1965 CBS News documentary looks back several months to the Watts Riots, tracing the events of August 11-17, 1965, and searching for reasons behind the violence and destruction that resulted in 34 deaths, over 1,000 injuries, over 3,000 arrests, and the participation of over 4,000 California National Guardsmen.
40th Anniversary of the Watts Riot
Series of NPR pieces looking back at the Watts Riot.
Los Angeles (1992)
The Los Angeles Riots, 25 Years On
Collection of podcasts/articles from NPR looking back on the Los Angeles Riots of 1992.
The L.A. Riots: 25 years later
On the afternoon of April 29, 1992, a jury in Ventura County acquitted four LAPD officers of beating Rodney G. King. The incident, caught on amateur videotape, had sparked national debate about police brutality and racial injustice. The verdict stunned Los Angeles, where angry crowds gathered on street corners across the city. The flash point was a single intersection in South L.A., but it was a scene eerily repeated in many parts of the city in the hours that followed.
7 key moments from 1992 LA riots
Here's a look back at seven key moments from the 1992 Los Angeles riots, when Angelenos saw protesters take to the streets in anger over the verdict in the Rodney King beating trial.