White men were sitting in there houses reading the newspaper reading fake stories about blacks doing terrible things as there frustration towards the blacks got higher and higher. These horrible things included them getting jobs , kissing a women hand and things to white woman
After more and more people began to get frustrated and are about to blow they go outside ready to take there anger out. Also starting to grab and get weapons..
They soon start to band together into several groups of white men roaming the streets looking for random African-american people on the streets , black barber shops , black people in jobs and even black colleges.
Once they find the African-Americans they take there all of their anger out on them resulting in a massive riot that took 3 days to end and resulted in the death of 26 African-Americans and hundreds of injuries.
As result of this tragic event it brought the some attention to this cause and made city leaders promise more protection to the blacks. Also it basically in a weird but true way set the stepping stone for what was to come in the blacks long journey to dream to be treated equally.