A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

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Overview

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the white beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781520091402
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Claire Hartfield received her bachelor's from Yale University and her law degree from the University of Chicago. As a lawyer, she specializes in school-desegregation litigation. She has also been involved in setting and creating charter-school policy and programs in Chicago's African American West Side. After hearing stories of the 1919 race riot from her grandmother-who lived in the Black Belt in Chicago at the time-she was moved to share that history with younger generations.

J.D. Jackson is a classically trained actor, a theater professor, an aspiring stage director, and an award-winning audiobook narrator. His television and film credits include roles on House, ER, Law & Order, Hack, Sherrybaby, Diary of a City Priest, and Lucky Number Slevin. The recipient of several audiobook awards for narration and an Odyssey Honor for G. Neri's Ghetto Cowboy, he was named one of AudioFile's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.

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