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Atlanta Race Riot


When Blacks Succeed: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot


Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 (123)


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When Blacks Succeed: The 1906 Atlanta Race Riot


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The Atlanta race riot of 1906 was an attack of armed white mobs against blacks in Atlanta, Georgia, which began the evening of September 22 and lasted through September 24, 1906. The events were covered internationally, including by the French Le Petit Journal and other newspapers, and was described as a "racial massacre of negroes". The final death toll of the conflict is to this day unknown and disputed, but "officially" at least 25 black Americans, and two confirmed white Americans died. Unofficial reports ranged from 10 -100 black Americans and 2 white Americans killed during the riots. According to the Atlanta History Center, some black Americans were hanged from lamposts; others were shot, beaten or stabbed to death. They were pulled from street cars and attacked on the street; white mobs invaded black neighborhoods, destroying homes and businesses.
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    • Background 

    • Events of the Atlanta race riot 

    • Aftermath 

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