1906 RACE RIOT
BY: SARAH AND JACE
WHERE AND WHEN
- Atlanta, GA
- September 22-24, 1906
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.
- 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.