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Charleston Race Riot...



Item # 558924

May 11, 1919

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, May 11, 1919

* Charleston Race Riot
* South Carolina
* Negroes - blacks
* United States Navy

This 50+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page include:

* SIX MEN KILLED IN RACE BATTLE AT CHARLESTON
* Bluejackets From Naval Training Camp Attack Negroes After Bluejacket Had Been Shot by a Negro
* Marines Were Called To Stop The Rioting

and more. Other news of the day throughout.

Usual browning with little spine wear and staining, otherwise good.

wikipedia notes: United States Navy sailors led the Charleston Race Riot, killing at least one man and causing the city to live under martial law for several weeks.

Category: The 20th Century

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