1906 RACE RIOT

BY: SARAH AND JACE

WHERE AND WHEN

  • Atlanta, GA
  • September 22-24, 1906

WHY?????

The growing black middle class made many white citizens uncomfortable, but they were also wary of rising crime rates and the perceived threat of black men against white women.

WHAT?????

  • It was a mass civil disturbance in Atlanta, GA.
  • Black men voted during reconstruction and continued to go so after their counterparts were pushed to the south.
  • The blacks population quadrupled 89,872 during the 1990's.
  • African Americans wanted to secure their civil rights.
  • Jobs were hard to find and white politician to expand Jim Crow Law. The law separated black and white neighborhoods, segregated public school and colleges.
  • September 22, a mob of approximately 10,000 white men form downtown. They surged through black Atlanta neighborhoods destroying businesses and assaulting hundreds of black men.
  • At the end, the 1906 Race Riot caused Atlanta an depression.