This Day in History

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Zoot suiters lined up outside Los Angeles jail en route to court after feud with sailors. Black and white photo.

June 3, 1943: The Zoot Suit Riots

Racism led to the "zoot suit riots," during which white U.S. servicemen and police entered a majority-Mexican American neighborhood in East Los Angeles where they attacked and detained hundreds of young people.
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May 31, 1921: Tulsa Massacre

In what became known as the Tulsa Massacre, white supremacists destroyed a thriving Black community in Oklahoma. This is one of countless white supremacist massacres in U.S. history.
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