By David F. Krugler

1919, The yr of Racial Violence recounts African americans' courageous stand opposed to a cascade of mob assaults within the usa after global conflict I. The rising New Negro identification, which prized unflinching resistance to second-class citizenship, additional encouraged veterans and their fellow black electorate. In urban after urban - Washington, DC; Chicago; Charleston; and in different places - black women and men took up palms to repel mobs that used lynching, attacks, and different kinds of violence to guard white supremacy; but, gurus blamed blacks for the violence, resulting in mass arrests and deceptive information assurance. Refusing to yield, African american citizens sought accuracy and equity within the courts of public opinion and the legislations. this is often the 1st account of this three-front struggle - within the streets, within the press, and within the courts - opposed to mob violence in the course of one of many worst years of racial clash in US history.

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