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The Cincinnati Riot of 1829 and the Expulsion of African Americans by White Mobs

The 1829 Cincinnati riots, a notable and regrettable incident in American history, led to the devastation of numerous homes and businesses owned by Black individuals, prompting the mass exodus of over a thousand African Americans.

Slocum Massacre: The Forgotten Texas Race Massacre of 1910

The Slocum Massacre was a violent incident that took place in the small town of Slocum, Texas, on July 29, 1910. During this event, a group of white mobs attacked and killed African American residents in the area.

Remembering The Silent Parade of 1917: A Response to the East St. Louis Race Massacre

The Negro Silent Protest Parade of 1917, commonly known as the Silent Parade, was a silent march of approximately 10,000 African Americans protesting against the widespread racial violence and discrimination inflicted upon their community.

East St. Louis Race Riot: The Race Riot that Left 6,000 Black Americans Homeless in 1917

The East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917 are remembered as one of the most tragic instances of labor-related violence and one of the most devastating racial riots in the history of the United States. During these riots, between 39 and 150 African Americans lost their lives, and an additional 6,000 black people were left homeless.

Remembering the Elaine Massacre of 1919: America’s Bloodiest Racial Conflict that Targeted Black Americans

The Elaine massacre, which took place from September 30 to October 2, 1919, at Hoop Spur near Elaine in rural Phillips County, Arkansas, stands as one of the most brutal racial confrontations in American history.

The Corbin Race Riot of 1919 and the Forced Expulsion of Over 200 Black Residents

The mob went door-to-door, forcibly rounding up African-Americans from their homes. Once they believed they had gathered all the town's black population, they marched them to the local train station.

Eugene Williams: How a Black Teen’s Death in a White Only Beach Triggered the Chicago Race Riot of 1919

The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a violent racial conflict that started on July 27 after 17-year-old Eugene Williams was stoned and drowned in Lake Michigan for unintentionally swimming in an area reserved for only white people. On Sunday,...
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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.