The Red Summer

Chicago

It all began

The riots in Chicago and other cities in the summer of 1919 marked the beginning of a growing willingness among African Americans to fight for their rights in the face of oppression and injustice.


("The Chicago Race Riot of 1919." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2016.")


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The Incident

A group of African-Americans skipped school to go to the beach and while at the beach they were segregated from the whites and so the got on the raft and was playing and they accidentally drifted to the whites side of the beach and they didn’t realize it until the men started throwing rocks and they thought it was a game so they started throwing rocks back. One of the teens got hit in the head and they started screaming and crying then both races just started going at it and the cops didn’t take him in custody.


Omaha Race Riot of 1919 The Lynching Of Will Brown

Ku Klux Klan


White people made a group of nothing but people of their race who are racist.They went around threatening, killing, and lynching blacks in the South.
The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Moving North

Whites formed groups called “Ku Klux Klan’ and went around killing blacks and African Americans moved North to find jobs and they replaced white men who fought in the war. Blacks were kicked out of their home and since they didn’t have anywhere to go they’re homeless, also African Americans veterans weren’t treated with respect when they returned from fighting.

("Chicago Race Riot 1919." New Historian. N.p., 29 July 2015. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.")

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