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The Race Riot of 1919 in Washington, D.C. Was Buried Until Now

The race riots of 1919 in Washington D.C. had more white casualties than Black, but this story has been buried until BNC correspondent Bofta Yimam dug it up.

Yimam spoke with Black historian Carroll Gibbs about the 1919 riots and the protection of specific Black neighborhood in the D.C. area called Le Droit Park.

This was the epic center of the July 19, 1919 riot. Black military men coming back from World War 1 were up on rooftops protecting their prosperous community. While the men were equipped with rifles to fight the battle, they resorted to throwing bricks. The press fueled anger in white men with stories about Black men assaulting white women in D.C.

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