Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Other Notable Riots of the 20th Century

Five Policemen and one soldier stand on corner during Chicago Riot. 
(Photo Credit: Chicago Daily News)

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919- Riot that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3, 1919. The riot is considered one of the worst riots to have taken place in the history of Illinois with a total of 38 deaths.

Harlem Race Riot of 1935
(Photo Credit: Bettmann/Corbis) 

The Harlem Riot of 1935- Harlem's first race riot with a total of three deaths and over $2 million worth of damage to African American homes and businesses.

African American male brutally beaten during Detroit Race Riots of 1943
(Photo Credit: michronicleonline.com)

The Detroit Riot of 1935- Race Riot in Detroit that lasted for three days starting on June 20,1943, and continued until June 22, 1943. This riot ended with a total of 34 deaths,  433 wounded and the destruction of property valued at $ 2 million. 

Police activity during Columbia Avenue riots on August 28, 1964
(Photo Credit: Temple University Libraries) 

Philadelphia Race Riot of 1964- Race Riot in Philadelphia that took place in predominately African American American neighborhoods. Can be noted as one of the first race riots in the Civil Riots era. 

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