The Red Summer of 1919

The movement of African Americans to the North during the Great Migration resulted in outburst of racial violence in the North and Midwest, as we discussed, which also resulted in the spread of the Ku Klux Klan further into those same areas.

The summer of 1919 saw violence so profound it was known as “Red Summer:”

Here is the first page of a first-hand account by an African American who witnessed the Chicago riot, which was one of the worst:

%d bloggers like this: