The Chicago Race Riots: July, 1919

The Chicago Race Riots: July, 1919

Carl Sandburg


Nearly a century in the past, an African-American teen crossed an invisible line of segregation at a Chicago seashore and paid along with his lifestyles. The incident trigger days of violence that led to a number of dozen deaths and countless numbers of accidents in addition to the destruction of houses and companies. this modern account used to be written through Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and poet Carl Sandburg, who said at the riots for the Chicago day-by-day News.
Few different reporters of the period explored the problems of discrimination in housing, politics, and arranged exertions that fueled the 1919 riots in Chicago and throughout the US. Sandburg provided readers infrequent insights into the plight of black americans, whose voices have been seldom heard in white courses. His in-depth experiences at the residing and dealing stipulations of Chicago's black group, written sooner than and after the riots, light up the social stipulations that fostered racial tensions.

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