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The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 was a major racial conflict that began in Chicago, Illinois on July 27, 1919 and ended on August 3. During the riot, dozens died and hundreds were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer, so named because of the violence and fatalities across the US. The combination of prolonged arson, looting, and murder was the worst race rioting in the history of Illinois.

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chicago_riot_trump ALERT: AFTER TRUMP WINS ELECTION, MUSLIMS SCREAM DEATH TO AMERICA IN THIS U.S. CITY

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Blacks Evicted from Their Houses, Chicago, July 1919. #studychicagohistory #learnaboutchicago #chicagohistoryresources

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West Fullerton Avenue L station ticket booth, attendant and turnstile, Chicago, 1904. Library of Congress.

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Black residents of the south side move their belongings with a hand-pulled truck to a safety zone under police protection during the Chicago race riots of 1919.

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