APUSH Race Riots


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  • Crowds start to gather as screams are heard from within an elevator at a local commercial building in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • A man dashes out the door and into the streets, the women that screamed claimed that "he raped me". The man was quickly chased down by the police.
  • News spread fast that the man was going to be lynched so a group of armed African- American men went to the courthouse to prevent it. This led to much conflict and death.
  • The white people were so enraged by this confrontation that very same day they ransacked black communities leaving 10,000 African-Americans homeless and hundreds dead.
  • The fight for basic human rights in the 1920s was a terribly tragic fight for something that should be required for everyone. We learn about these events in our history classes so America doesn't make the same mistake again.
  • Even today we are still fighting for equality. I would have to say the Civil Rights Movement is one of the most significant battles in American History.
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