A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Written by Claire Hartfield

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.

Age Range 12 - 15 years
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Copyright Year
Page Count
208
Publisher
Clarion Book
Grade Level 7th - 9th
ISBN
9780544785137
Lexile 1120L
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