A few red drops : the Chicago Race Riot of 1919
|Format:||Print Book 2018|
|Availability:||Available at 27 Libraries 29 of 29 copies|
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.
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Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919
-- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Chicago Race Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1919.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875- -- Juvenile literature.
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875-
|Publisher|| Boston :2018
|Other Titles|| Chicago Race Riot of 1919
Coretta Scott King Award, author, 2019
198 pages : illustrations, map ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 182-189) and index.