Right to Riot: Chicago Race Riots of 1919

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Stevens C Prefunction (Hilton Chicago)
Andrew Heinig, Walter Payton College Prep
The Chicago Race Riots of 1919 were violent riots between blacks and whites caused by racial tensions. These tensions were between jobs and housing as blacks were becoming more prominent members of society. The Race Riots led to the ignition of African Americans to fight back against oppression and racism to secure equal rights and opportunities.
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