“Dubbed the East St. Louis “race riot,” the events of July 2 and 3, 1917, tore East St. Louis apart and shocked the nation. The violence was largely one-sided, with mobs of armed whites burning hundreds of black homes and beating, lynching and shooting black residents. Most historians estimate that more than 100 people died.”<br><br>We’re celebrating the Veiled Prophet instead of commemorating the East St. Louis Riots.

"Dubbed the East St. Louis "race riot," the events of July 2 and 3, 1917, tore East St. Louis apart and shocked the nation. The violence was largely one-sided, with mobs of armed whites burning hundreds of black homes and beating, lynching and shooting black residents. Most historians estimate that more than 100 people died."

We're celebrating the Veiled Prophet instead of commemorating the East St. Louis Riots.

First-Hand Accounts Show the Horror of East St. Louis' 1917 Race Riot

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of one of the most brutal and shameful episodes of mass violence in American history. Dubbed the East St....
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