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    It was April 16 1868 in Norfolk Virginia were hundreds of blacks were running around in the streets celebrating the newly passed Civil Rights Bill of 1866. The black crowd was not just celebrating though. The celebration quickly turned into a large race riot by a few extremist black men. White men sitting on the corner minding their own business got bricks pelted at them by black children.
  • The Robert Charles Riots

    The Robert Charles Riots
    African American laborer Robert Charles shot a white police officer in self-defense which led to a manhunt. Twenty-eight people were killed in the conflict, including Charles. Many more people were killed and wounded in the riots. The manhunt for Charles began after an altercation involving Charles, his roommate, and several New Orleans police officers on Monday, July 23, 1900, and ended when Charles was killed on Friday, July 27.
  • Atlanta Race Riot of 1906

    Atlanta Race Riot of 1906
    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 was a mass civil disturbance in Atlanta, Georgia, USA which began the evening of September 22 and lasted until September 26, 1906. An estimated 25 to 40 African-Americans were killed along with 2 confirmed European Americans. The main cause was the rising tension between whites and blacks as a result of competition for jobs, black desire for civil rights, Reconstruction, and the gubernatorial election of 1906.
  • Springfield Race Riot of 1908

    Springfield Race Riot of 1908
    A mass civil disturbance in Springfield, Illinois, USA sparked by the transfer of two African American prisoners out of the city jail by the county sheriff. This act enraged many white citizens, who responded by rioting in black neighborhoods, destroying and burning black-owned businesses and homes, and killing black citizens.
    By the end of the riot, there were at least seven deaths and US$200,000 in property damage. It was the only riot against blacks in United States history in which more whi
  • Red Flag Riots

    The Red Flag Riots were a series of violent demonstrations and attacks that occurred in Queensland, Australia over the course of 1918–19.[1] The attacks were largely undertaken by returned soldiers from the First Australian Imperial Force.The name was coined because of the flags that a number of the demonstrators carried, which were associated with the trade union movement and which were banned under the War Precautions Act. The most notable incident occurred on 24 March 1919, when a crowd of ab
  • Chicago Race Riot

    Chicago Race Riot
    The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a major racial conflict that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3.During the riot, dozens died and hundreds were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer, so named because of the violence and fatalities across the nation. Black man stoned for mistakenly swimming in " white only" area
  • Elaine, AK

    Elaine, AK
    The Elaine Race Riot, also called the Elaine Massacre, occurred September 30, 1919 in the town of Elaine in Phillips County, Arkansas, in the Arkansas Delta, where sharecropping by African American farmers was prevalent on plantations of white landowners. Whites Deputy killed after trying to break up union meeting at a African American Church.
  • Tulsa Race Riot

    Tulsa Race Riot
    was a large-scale, racially motivated conflict on May 31 and June 1, 1921, in which whites attacked the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma. the wealthiest black community in the United States, being burned to the ground. During the 16 hours of the assault, more than 800 whites were admitted to local white hospitals with injuries. An estimated 10,000 blacks were left homeless, and 35 city blocks composed of 1,256 residen residences were destroyed by fire.
  • Rosewood massacre

    Rosewood massacre
    Racially motivated conflict that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida, United States. At least six blacks and two whites were killed, and the town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed in what contemporary news reports characterized as a race riot. Racial disturbances were common during the early 20th century in the United States, reflecting the nation's rapid social changes. Florida had an especially high number of lynchings in the year
  • Palestine riots

    Palestine riots
    Palestine riots, also known as the Western Wall Uprising, the 1929 Massacres. demonstrations and riots in late August 1929 when a long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access to the Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into violence. The riots took the form in the most part of attacks by Arabs on Jews accompanied by destruction of Jewish property. During the week of riots from 23 to 29 August 133 Jews were killed by Arabs and 339 others were injured, while 110 Arabs were killed by B