Harlem Race Riot, 1943


Harlem Race Riot, 1943
   Following an incident involving an African American soldier and a white police officer in which the soldier was shot and wounded, rioting broke out among the black community in Harlem—the black ghetto in New York City—on 1 August 1943. Angered by this and similar reported incidents, as well as the continued discrimination against black New Yorkers and African Americans in the armed forces, hundreds of Harlemites attacked white-owned shops and property, creating an estimated $5 million worth of damage. After three days of rioting, five African Americans had been killed, 500 wounded, and another 500 arrested.
   See also Harlem Race Riot, 1935.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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