A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

by Claire Hartfield

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Overview


On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the "white" beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture. Archival photos and prints, source notes, bibliography, index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544785137
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 103,122
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author


Claire Hartfield is an attorney who specialized in school desegregation litigation. Recently she has been involved in setting policy and programs in a predominantly African American charter school in Chicago, where she lives. Her grandmother's experiences during the 1919 riot inspired this book. www.clairehartfield.com

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