Civil Rights: Race Riots

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  • Omaha Race Riot

    Omaha Race Riot
    On the night of september 25, 1919, A white woman with the name of “Agnes Loebeck”, reported she was assaulted by a black man (Will Brown). The assault was never proven to be true but since it theoretical and racism was quite popular, many believed the story. The next day a small mob gathered in front of the courthouse to seize him but they failed. 3 days later, thousands
    showed up and overrun the place, Will was captured and lynched. Read More
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  • Tulsa Race Riots

    Tulsa Race Riots
    [Video]( Read MoreAnother unsolved mystery leads to a huge conflict between the races white and black. Dick Rowland was accused with the sexual assault on May 31, 1921, as he was in the elevator with a white woman (Sarah Page). On the other hand the Man said he stepped on her foot and threw her off balance. Once he was arrested that night many were angered and riots arose.
  • Ole Miss Riot

    Ole Miss Riot
    James H. Meredith transferred to an all-white school, When Mississippi heard that Meredith was on campus on Sept. 21, 1962 more than a thousand student began to riot. When the marshals tried to hold off the mob with tear gas, they were attacked brutally with half of the 320 m injured, eighty-two wounded by gunshots and two people killed.
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  • Harlem Riot

    Harlem Riot
    The riots began in Harlem, New York following the shooting of fifteen year-old James Powell by a white off-duty police officer on July 18, 1964. The eruption of violence soon spread to the nearby neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant and continued for six days, resulting in the death of one resident, over one hundred injuries, and more than 450 arrests.
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  • Watts Riot

    Watts Riot
    Read MoreThe Watts Riot, which raged for six days and resulted in more than forty million dollars worth of property damage, was both the largest and costliest urban rebellion of the Civil Rights era. It started, because Marquette Frye, a young African American motorist, was pulled over and arrested by a white patrol man for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Rioters overturned and burned automobiles and looted and damaged grocery stores, liquor stores, department stores, and pawnshops.
  • Division Street Riots

    Division Street Riots
    A young Puerto Rican man was shot by a white officer on Division St. during the first Puerto Rican parade. This shooting started 3 day uprising and resistance of police brutality, housing in the slums, and discrimination against race. The riots continued until June 14, and it marked a turning point for the Puerto Rican community in Chicago. Read More
  • Hough Riots

    Hough Riots
    The Hough Riots were a spontaneous outbreaks of violence that consisted of vandalism, looting, arson, and random gunfire. These events were more serious and widespread than previous outbreaks. The riots were sparked by a dispute over a glass of water, and turned into a large crowd, rock throwing, looting, and vandalism gradually spread throughout the Hough area. Video
  • 12 July 1967, Newark Riots

    12 July 1967, Newark Riots
    Read MoreA major civil disturbance that occurred in the city of Newark, New Jersey between July 12 and July 17, 1967. The six days of rioting, looting, and destruction left 26 dead and hundreds injured. In the period leading up to the riots, several factors led local African-American residents to feel powerless and mistreated. In particular, many felt they had been largely excluded from political representation and often suffered police brutality.
  • Baltimore Race Riots

    Baltimore Race Riots
    Read MoreAfter the assassination of Martin Luther King, Baltimore was greatly affected by the racism and anger. After many streets were crowded and buildings overwhelmed with flames, the mayor called the national guard. Most of the rioting was in areas with a high population of African American residents. Furthermore, the evil actions of rioting lasted for 3 days, April 6th to April 9th.
  • Glenville Shootout

    Glenville Shootout
    It was a violent action against the Cleveland Police Department by an armed, purposeful black militant group. 7 people were dead: 3 policemen, 3 suspects, and 1 civilian; and 15 were wounded. When it became clear that the police were neither trained nor equipped to handle the disorders, Mayor Carl Stokes decided only black policemen and black community leaders would be allowed in Glenville with the rest of the police.
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  • Stonewall Riot

    Stonewall Riot
    SourceAlthough the police were legally justified in raiding the club, which was serving liquor without a license among other violations, New York’s gay community had grown weary of the police department targeting gay clubs, a majority of which had already been closed.The crowd on the street watched quietly as Stonewall's employees were arrested, but when three drag queens and a lesbian were forced into the paddy wagon, the crowd began throwing bottles at the police.
  • 17 July 1969, York Race Riot

    17 July 1969, York Race Riot
    Racial tensions began to escalate in York, Pennsylvania in 1969. Black citizens of York protested police violence and discrimination at City Hall. Their demands for a bi-racial police review board were turned down by the all-white city council. Citizens continued to protest over the next few years and complained of police brutality and the use of police dogs to curb protests. By the late 1960s, York had become deeply racially divided. <a href='' >Read more</a
  • White Night Riot

    White Night Riot
    SourceThe gay community of San Francisco had a longstanding conflict with the San Francisco Police Department. After the crowd arrived at the San Francisco City Hall, violence began. The events caused hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of property damage to City Hall and the surrounding area, as well as injuries to police officers and rioters.