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Chicago Race Riots, July 1919

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In 1919, Eugene Williams, a black teenager, drifted into a "Whites Only" swimming area and was killed for it. His death sparked a violent series of attacks known as the Chicago Race Riots which lasted from July 27–August 3, and resulted in 38 deaths plus hundreds of injuries. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Carl Sandburg with the Chicago Daily News reported on the attacks at the time and his unique voice is recorded here. Add this book to your collection today.

Product Details
  • Size: 5.5" W x 8.5" H
  • ISBN: 978-0-486-49845-4
  • Author: Carl Sandburg
  • Intro: Walter Lippmann

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