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Image from page 46 of "The Negro in Chicago; a study of race relations and a race riot" (1922)

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Title: The Negro in Chicago; a study of race relations and a race riot

Year: 1922 (1920s)

Authors: Chicago Commission on Race Relations

Subjects: African Americans Race riots

Publisher: Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago Press

Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library

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THE ARRIVAL OF THE POLICElocked from the stairway by a brick Two men are here shown hurling bricks at the dying Negi THE CHICAGO RIOT 13 Besides shouting as they rode down the streets in trucks that they wereout to get the niggers, they defied the law in other ways. When the militiamen came on the scene on the fourth day of the riot, they testified to troublewith these gangsters. One of the colonels testified before the Commission:They didnt like to be controlled. They would load up heavy trucks withrowdies and try to force through the lines. Theyd come tooting their hornsand having back pressure explosions like gatling guns. Some of the athletic club gangsters had criminal records. L— W—was accused of being one of the leaders of the gang around Forty-seventh andWells streets. He himself said boastfully, I have been arrested aboutfifteen times for disorderly and never was arrested with a knife or a gun.Several witnesses said they had seen him during the riot one night leadingthe m



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