TITLE

Houston, Texas, Race Riot (1917)

AUTHOR(S)
Moon, Fletcher F.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p45
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Information about the race riot in Houston, Texas in 1917 is presented. The riot was triggered by rumors that an African American soldier was killed by American police officers after defending an African American woman. It involved about 600 African American soldiers, who retaliated by going downtown to avenge the murder. It resulted to the death of one African American and 12 Americans.
ACCESSION #
40073990

 

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