#RedSummer #Chicago July, 27, 1919 #raceriot

A plaque near this location reads: “Sunday July 27, 1919 a group of boys rafting on Lake Michigan drifted over an invisible racial barrier. Rocks were thrown from the breakwater and Eugene Williams was struck. His drowning sparked a week-long race riot that resulted in scores of deaths and injuries.”

Chicago, IL July 27 – Aug 3, 1919. Fort Wayne News & Sentinel (IN) July 29, 1919

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