Join Dr. Chris Stacey for our "Topics in Chicago History" virtual lecture and discussion series on Zoom.
Wednesday, July 8 6:30pm: The Red Summer and Chicago Race Riot of 1919
This lecture is open to all members of the Chicago Columbia alumni community. All participants will be unmuted throughout the evening's presentation so we can engage in maximum participation on the topic. All registrants are sent a study guide and a selected set of materials to prepare for the topic. The format is 50 minutes of lecture with Q & A followed by 50 minutes of discussion.
Topic Preview: In 1919 public anger fueled by rumors, anger over housing issues, the workplace, access to public spaces, and exaggerated newspaper articles led to increased interracial violence. A set of racial incidents on Chicago’s Southside beaches served as a catalyst to what became a full-blown civilian race war. Learn about the role of African Americans, white gangs, Chicago’s police force, Mayor Thompson and Governor Lowden, and how the outcome of the riots shaped the future of race relations in Chicago.
Events Covered: The Red Summer, Race Riot of 1919
Date: Wednesday, July 8
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Zoom: Link for Zoom and topic materials sent to all registrants