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W. E. B. Du Bois

East St. Louis riots

Jul, 1917
East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.

After the East St. Louis riots occurred in the summer of 1917, Du Bois traveled to St. Louis to report on the riots. Between 40 and 250 African Americans were massacred by whites, primarily due to resentment caused by St. Louis industry hiring blacks to replace striking white workers.


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