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Old 12-25-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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East St. Louis had theirs in 1917. It was a big one.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:24 PM
 
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East St. Louis had theirs in 1917. It was a big one.
I heard about that one too but hadn't really delved deep yet on that one. Feel free to post some info, I know that many so-called Blacks fled and crossed the border into a neighboring state.
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Old 12-25-2019, 12:45 PM
 
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I heard about that one too but hadn't really delved deep yet on that one. Feel free to post some info, I know that many so-called Blacks fled and crossed the border into a neighboring state.
They say the death toll was 40 to 250.
Strikers got mad and a large mob of whites went into the city attacking and burning everything.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-am...ace-riot-1917/

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Old 12-25-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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They say the death toll was 40 to 250.
Strikers got mad and a large mob of whites went into the city attacking and burning everything.

https://www.blackpast.org/african-am...ace-riot-1917/
Good post and link. I'm going to dig a little deeper and see what notable figures were involved. I misspoke on my initial post where I said that massacres and riots broke out in 27 cities, it was more than that (mid thirties low forties).
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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Here is a short documentary on the Elaine, AR massacres.

The Elaine Riot: Tragedy and Triumph Part 1

The Elaine Riot: Tragedy and Triumph Part 2

A very notable figure from the Elaine massacres was the lawyer, Scipio Jones. The guy could have lost his life all things considered. His most notable case was repping 12 who were hit with bogus charges.
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:23 PM
 
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These two massacres & riots share similar type of story. These are Knoxville and Omaha. There are notable figures centered around the two riots:

Maurice Mays of the Knoxville event.

William Brown took the ire of the Omaha mobs.

Video Below
Race Riot of 1919 in Omaha

Knoxville's Red Summer

The Knoxville documentary was informative and presented well.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:40 PM
 
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More info but tamer than my previous postings.

Bisbee, AZ had a skirmish between the Buffalo Soldiers of the 10th Cavalry (July 3, 1919).

New London, CT had a similar clash between white and black soldiers.


Philadelphia had two riots happen that summer. May and June had scuffles because Southern Black were moving into white areas.
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Old 12-28-2019, 07:49 PM
 
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The "Great Migration" was fully under way in 1919 also. Southern Blacks relocating to urban cities no doubt caused problems. This influx of black people to northern cities may have also inspired the Klan to reorganize after being dormant.

The revival of the KKK
Although the KKK had reemerged in the South in 1915, it wasn’t until after the end of World War I that the organization experienced a national resurgence. Membership in the KKK skyrocketed from a few thousand to over 100,000 in a mere ten months.

squared Local chapters of the KKK sprang up all over the country, and by the 1920s, it had become a truly national organization, with a formidable presence not just in the South, but in New England, the Midwest, and all across the northern United States.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humaniti...nce-of-the-kkk
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Old 12-29-2019, 12:47 AM
 
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That was a large part of it. The second post in this thread brought out how a lot was happening in 1919 that just made it very unpleasant for those that were outside of the system. Most of the attacks were to economically weaken, or prevent the so called black people
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:33 PM
 
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Not really Red Summer but the 1921 Tulsa Massacre is related to it (as well as East St Louis 1917). CBS had a good segment on A Possible Mass Grave from Tulsa Race Massacre.

Note: This topic made even the survivors of said events uncomfortable, so I'm sure not too many people want to speak on it but it's history that should not be buried and forgotten. (There's much more to post about).
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