#WillBrown #BloodySeptember #20Riots #RedSummer #1919 The Summer of 1919 aka Red Summer should never be forgotten , it should be studied , taught , Memorialized its part of a long history of violence on New Afrikan/Black People in The Empire of the U.S. we died and defended ourselves but suffered some of the most brutal […]
Great post! As a SC citizen, I never heard of this incident. I learned something new today!
By September, Charleston seethed with political activity. Following two Democratic meetings earlier in the week in which blacks explained why they had left the Republican Party, on the night of September 6 in Charleston, a black Democratic club held a meeting at Archer’s Hall on King Street. Two black speakers, including J.R. Jenkins, criticized the Republicans, including an insult to black women. After the meeting white Democrats escorted the last speaker from the meeting, and they were followed by Republicans who had heard the speech. The whites fired a pistol above the heads of gathering black Republicans but that attracted more African Americans, and fighting started. US troops escorted the black Democrats to safety, but the whites and police were outnumbered and could not quell the mob. Blacks continued to roam, looting on King Street and nearby, as the outnumbered police (a mixed group racially) could not quell their…
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