Red Summer of 1919

Red Summer Of 1919

Red Summer describes the race riots that occurred in more than three dozen cities in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919. In most instances, whites attacked African Americans. In some cases groups of blacks fought back, notably in Chicago, where, along with Washington, D.C. and Elaine, Arkansas, the greatest number of fatalities occurred. The riots followed postwar social tensions related to the demobilization of veterans of World War I, both black and white, and competition for jobs among ethnic whites and blacks.

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Red Summer Of 1919 - Responses - Government Activity
... On November 17, Attorney General Palmer reported to Congress on the threat that anarchists and Bolsheviks posed to the government ... More than half the report documented radicalism in the black community and the "open defiance" black leaders advocated in response to racial violence and the summer's rioting ...

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