Violent mob attack on black residents of Springfield, Illinois.
june 6, 1908
Racial tensions began to increase when 470 African American workers
The riot was sparked, when a Ford sedan with white men in it drove the black section
July 1, 1917
The disturbances were only a prelude to the violence that erupted.
July 2, 1917
World War II civil rights era save East St. Louis from an decline that began as soon as the pogrom ended
July 4, 1917
Marcus Garvey said “This is the laws of humanity, it is a crime against the Nature,
July 8th, 1917
After the riots, little was done to prevent any further problems.
may 28 1920
The violence started on after a city council meeting was called.
May 28, 1925
The NAACP created with northern Democrats anti-lynchingas it assert a vision of economic justice.
august 12, 1930
The investigation resulted in the indictment of several members of the East St. Louis police force. Sources
feb 18, 1945