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Race Riots

There were 26 race riots in the United States in the year 1919 alone.

Timeline

1829 Cincinnati, Ohio
1863 New York: Draft Riots
1866 Memphis, Tennessee
1868 New Orleans
9 Dec 1873 Clunes, Australia
14 Sep 1874 New Orleans: The Battle of Liberty Place (38 killed, 79 wounded).
1878 Grant Paris, Louisiana: Colfax Massacre (600+ dead)
10 Nov 1898 Wilmington, North Carolina: (8 killed, 30 wounded)
1900 New Orleans
1904 Springfield, Ohio
1906 Springfield, Ohio
13 Aug 1906 Brownsville, Texas
22 Sep 1906 Atlanta
14 Aug 1908 Springfield, Illinois
2 Jul 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois: (40-200 killed)
23 Aug 1917 Houston, Texas: 19 dead. Later, 13 members of the 24th Infantry Regiment are hanged.
25 Jul 1918 Chester, Pennsylvania: (5 killed)
26 Jul 1918 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (4 killed, 60 wounded)
5 Jun 1919 Liverpool.
6 Jun 1919 Newport, England.
11 Jun 1919 Cardiff, Wales.
11 Jun 1919 Barry, England.
11 Jun 1919 Chicago: A riot erupts at the white-only 29th Street Beach.
14 Jun 1919 London.
Jul 1919 Gregg County, Texas
19 Jul 1919 Washington, DC: (40 killed, 150 wounded)
27 Jul 1919 Chicago: At the whites-only 29th Street bridge, a white man tosses rocks at a group of black boys floating in a raft. He manages to bean Eugene Williams in the forehead, who panics and drowns. Five days of rioting ensue. (38 killed, 291 wounded)
27 Jul 1919 Cardiff, Wales
Aug 1919 Knoxville, Tennessee: (7 killed)
31 May 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma: After a white woman claims that a black man had grabbed her arm in an elevator, the largest race riot in U.S. history breaks out. Marauding whites set fire to the exclusively-negro Greenwood district, leveling its 35 city blocks of black-owned businesses. Somebody even drops explosives onto the buildings from an airplane. The official death toll is reported as 36, but later historians estimate it was more like 300.
1923 Rosewood, Florida: (8 killed, dozens wounded)
Feb 1942 Detroit, Michigan
1943 Beaumont, Texas
1943 Harlem, New York
1 Jun 1943 Los Angeles: Zootsuit riots, between zoot suiters and sailors. Time Magazine called it "the ugliest brand of mob action since the coolie race riot of the 1870's."
20 Jun 1943 Detroit, Michigan: (34 killed, 700 wounded)
1946 Columbia, Tennessee: (2 killed, 10 wounded)
1946 Athens, Alabama: (100 wounded)
1946 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1960 Chattanooga, Tennessee
1960 Biloxi, Mississippi
1960 Jacksonville, Florida
1 Oct 1962 Mississippi
1964 Harlem, New York: (1 killed, 100+ wounded)
1964 Rochester, New York: (4 killed, 350 wounded)
1964 Paterson, New Jersey: (100+ wounded)
1964 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1964 St. Augustine, Florida
11 Aug 1965 Los Angeles: Watts Riots. (35 killed, 1000 wounded)
1966 Los Angeles: Watts again
Jul 1967 Newark, New Jersey: (23 killed)
23 Jul 1967 Detroit, Michigan: (43 killed)
Jul 1969 York, Pennsylvania: (2 deaths)
4 Jul 1970 Asbury Park, New Jersey: (100 wounded)
17 May 1980 A three-day race riot breaks out after an all-white jury acquits four white Miami police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance salesman. The cops had beaten him with their flashlights and billyclubs, and he died in the hospital. 18 fatalities and more than $100 million in property damage are the final result.
16 Jan 1989 Three days of race riots begin in Overtown, Miami when a black man fleeing on motorcycle is killed by a hispanic police officer. 125 blocks are sealed off during the riots.
29 Apr 1992 Los Angeles: Rodney King Riot: (52 killed, 3000 wounded)
1995 Bradford, England.
9 Apr 2001 Cincinnati, Ohio
26 May 2001 Three days of rioting begin in Oldham, England.
Jun 2001 London
7 Jul 2001 Bradford, England.
6 Nov 2002 Antwerp, Belgium
16 Feb 2004 Redfern, Australia (suburb of Sydney)