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Longview, TX – July 10, 1919 #redsummer

On July 10, 1919 a race riot occurred in Longview, TX. The Dallas Express newspaper described the event as "The Great Battle of Longview, Texas." The Texas Rangers were brought in to restore order […] Read More

Tulsa, OK 2016 – May 31, 1921 #redsummer

Tulsa, on May 31, 1921 was among the most deadly and destructive "race riots" (ethnic purges) in American history. As part of the Red Summer project, I also photographed places of racial conflict during the post World War I era between 1917 and 1923. Tulsa stands out because of the great social and economic advancement […] Read More

May 25, 1919 Milan GA Race Riot #Red Summer

May 25, 1919 - an elderly black man was lynched when he tried to protect a black woman in his community from a group of intoxicated white men. The entire black population of Milan, GA fled the town for several days for fear of additional reprisals. #RedSummer […] Read More

April Lecture at PhotoAlliance

I will be delivering a presentation about recent work on April 7 at PhotoAlliance. This event will take place at the Art Institute of San Francisco Lecture Hall at 7:00pm. Get more info!  #redsummer #manifest #photography #photoalliance #sanfrancisco […] Read More

Red Summer – Elaine Arkansas, 1919

"Batch of Negroes Doomed to Death: Six of 122 Blacks Indicted for Arkansas Riots are Tried, Convicted and Sentenced to Death in Day" Helena, Ark. November 1 [1919] The riots in Elaine Arkansas (Oct 1, 1919) by some accounts were among the most deadly and widespread of the Red Summer. Death tolls vary widely and scholars […] Read More

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