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Charlottesville Syllabus: Racial Violence
History of Racism
Civil War Memory
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The Second Klan
Racial Violence in the U.S. since 1660
From the 1712 New York City Slave Uprising, to the 2016 Milwaukee Riot. From BlackPast.org.
Lynchings in the U.S. since 1865
From the 1891 lynching of Joe Coe to the 1998 lynching of James Byrd. From BlackPast.org.
Websites & eBooks
Industrialization and immigration led to riots during the 1830s-40s. This article focused on the 1834 race riot.
Fort Pillow Massacre (1864)
The massacre of 600 Union soldiers by 3,000 Confederates under Nathaniel Bedford Forrest.
EBOOK The Colfax Massacre (1873)
Publication Date: 2008
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EBOOK: The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States
Ida Wells-Barnett's work is the starting point for understanding lynching in the United States.
Jesse Washington Lynching, 1916
The lynching of 17 year-old Jesse Washington in Waco, Texas.
Burning Tulsa: The Legacy of Black Dispossession
The Tulsa Massacre of 1921 devastated the African American neighborhood of Greenwood.
Mary Turner, 1918
The lynching of a young African American woman in Georgia led to attempts to pass the Dyer Anti Lynching Bill.
The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
An online exhibit about the 1921 massacre in the Greenwood neighborhood known as "Black Wall Street."
Four black schoolgirls killed in Birmingham, 1963
A bomb set in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church killed four children.
History of Racism
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