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The 1919 Chicago Race Riot
Original Author: Unknown
Created: Between July 27 and August 2, 1919
Medium: Printed photographs

The 1919 Chicago Race Riot

At top, the police escort African Americans out of the Chicago neighborhood of Forty-eighth Street and Wentworth Avenue for their safety during the race riots in the area between July 27 and August 2, 1919. At bottom, white policemen at their station house search African American men for weapons. These images are from The Negro in Chicago: The Study of Race Relations and a Race Riot (1922), a book produced by the Chicago Commission on Race Relations.

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