This Day in History

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Aug. 30, 1919: The Knoxville Riot

In Tennessee, a group of whites rioted after forming a mob to lynch Maurice Mays, a Black man in custody on for the alleged (with no evidence) murder of a white woman.
Themes: African American, Laws & Citizen Rights, Racism & Racial Identity
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