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Red Summer

Wilmington race riot of 1919

Thursday Nov 13, 1919
Wilmington, Delaware , U.S.

After accusing three black men of killing a police man, when the mob found out the brothers were out of their reach they turned their anger on the black community. One mob of 300 whites were rampaging through the black part of town when they encountered 4 black men, the two parties shot at each other and African-American Bannel Fields was wounded with a shot in the head.