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Racial Tensions in the 1920's

Whites vs. Blacks

Wade Reeves

on 4 April 2011

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Racial Tensions in the 1920's Blacks vs. Whites Majority of the rascism happened in the South, but it still was all across the nation. Perhaps the most notorious acts of rascism was in Chicago on July 27, 1919. A young black kid and his friends were swimming when they accidently drifted into the part of the white beach a man from shore began throwing rocks at them. One of the rocks struck the kid on his head, and killed him before they could recieve help. When the cops came the only people that ended up getting arrested was one black male. This triggered of series of racial outburst know as the Chicago Race Riots. Known as the Ku Klux Klan, it was a group that was completely against blacks that started in Tennesee in the year 1866. At first they were supposed to just be a social group, but when the blacks started gaining more and more rights that "social group" turned into murderers and one of the most feared organizations in the United States. The Klu Klux Klan is still here today is some places of the United States. Even though it was predominate in the South, there was even some cases of the KKK in Nebraska. The group that resided in Nebraska though wasn't against blacks, but more against people in the Catholic Church and new immigrants to the country. All this happened in the little town of York, Nebraska which is only 400 from hear.
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