Five deadly race riots in America that destroyed successful and thriving black communities and businesses

Mohammed Awal October 25, 2019

Chicago Riots of 1919

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Photo Credit: Chicago Sun-Times

From July 27 to August 3, 1919, thousands of black and white Chicago residents fought each other in the streets, resulting in 38 deaths (23 African Americans and 15 whites) and over 500 injuries (two-thirds of them African American).

The riots were concentrated on the periphery of African-American neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side, as the city’s residential “color line” was both defended and created through inter-racial violence.

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: October 25, 2019


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