Category Archives: Race Riots

St. Augustine movement

“A state police officer with club in hand overtakes a white segregationist, as African Americans attempted to swim and were attacked by a large group of whites at St. Augustine Beach, Florida, on June 25, 1964. The state police arrested … Continue reading

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“The whole world is watching”

“‘The whole world is watching’ was a chant by antiwar demonstrators outside the Conrad Hilton Hotel the evening of August 28 during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was broadcast from taped footage on the night of … Continue reading

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Watts riots

Armed National Guardsmen march toward smoke on the horizon during the street fires of the Watts Riots in Los Angeles. After six days of unrest, over a thousand people had been injured — and 34 had died.  (NPR) “The Watts … Continue reading

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Harlem riot of 1964

“On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other … Continue reading

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