Image Source - RED SUMMER The Race Riots of 1919
- Watch the Video - The Red Summer of 1919: Crash Course Black American History (13:04) and complete the Guided Notes
- US entry into World War I presented Black Americans with opportunities, explain those.
What was the example given of the Great Migration of Black Americans moving to different parts of the country out of the South?
What were the circumstances that surrounded Eugene Robinsons murder? What were the reactions?
How many arrests did the Chicago Police make to protect the Black citizens of Chicago?
What other cities were mentioned as places where Black Americans experienced violence?
How many Anti-Lynching bills have been passed in the United States since 1918?
W.E.B. Du Bois wrote about Returning Soldiers - "We return. We return from fighting. We return fighting." How does this quote describe what was happening in America at this time in 1919?
James Weldon Johnson wrote "I knew it to be true, but it was almost an impossibility for me to realize as a truth that men and women of my race, were being mobbed, chased, dragged from street cars, beaten and killed within the shadow of the dome of the Capitol, at the very front door of the White House."