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  • Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 28, 1919

    Red Summer

    Omaha race riot

    Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 28, 1919

    The Omaha race riot occurred in Omaha, Nebraska, September 28–29, 1919. The race riot resulted in the lynching of Will Brown, a black civilian; the death of two white rioters; the injuries of many Omaha Police Department officers and civilians, including the attempted hanging of Mayor Edward Parsons Smith; and a public rampage by thousands of white rioters who set fire to the Douglas County Courthouse in downtown Omaha.




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