Tom Watson and Race Riot 1906

By; Alexsandra and Kevin

When and Who

-September 22-24 1906

-Hoke Smith and Walter White


-Hundreds of people were injured

-3 whites died

-18 African Americans


The population of African Americans increased by thousands. Local newspapers reported many assault by African American males on white females. Put pressure on municipal services.


-Atlanta Georgia

Tom Watson

-Tom Watson spread racial fears.

-The Feltons and Tom Watson fought to have it abolished.

Addtional facts

-Led to growth of Jim crow laws