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1919 Race Riots

1919 Race Riots
1919 Race Riots

South Shore, Tulsa Students Link Up For History Exchange On 1919 Race Riot, 1921 Black Wall Street Massacre

Students in South Shore and in Tulsa are drawing connections between racial violence in 1919, 1921 and the present. The virtual exchange includes chats with NBA players and bike tours.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Jesse Binga, Chicago’s First Black Banker Who Refused To Let Bombings Stop His Ambition, Profiled In New Book

Jesse Binga came to Chicago as a Pullman porter, made millions in real estate and died a janitor.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Eve Ewing Brings City’s Dark, Racist History To Light In ‘1919,’ A Collection Of Poems About Chicago’s Race Riots

Whose stories get told? Which histories get taught? Poet Eve Ewing views Chicago's 1919 race riots from a new perspective.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Performance Honoring Eugene Williams At Bronzeville Beach Will ‘Reclaim A Site Of Violence’ On Race Riot’s Centennial

About 100 people will float in Lake Michigan at Burroughs Beach Saturday where Williams was killed for crossing invisible racial boundaries 100 years ago.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

The Man Behind The Powerful, Disturbing Images Of The 1919 Race Riots Emerges From Obscurity

Like the 1919 riots, the story of Jun Fujita has long been buried. The pioneering photojournalist is now emerging from the shadows of history.

Chicago 1919 Race Riots

It’s Been 100 Years: Is Chicago Finally Ready To Reckon With the City’s 1919 Race Riots?

Not talking about the 1919 race riots has been the Chicago Way for 100 years, but ignoring one of the ugliest periods in the city's history is hampering its present and future.

Bronzeville, Near South Side