Chicago Race Riot

Christiana Moore

Red Summer

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 began on July 27 after a 17-year-old African American unknowingly crossed the segregated boundary of a city beach. Following a week of rioting, 15 whites and 23 blacks were dead. The Chicago riot was the most serious of the many racial riots that occurred across the United States during the summer of 1919.

(The Chicago Race Riot of 1919)

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