Ole Miss Riot (1962)

On the evening of Sunday, September 30, 1962, Southern segregationists rioted and fought state and federal forces on the campus of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) in Oxford, Mississippi to prevent the enrollment of the first African American student to attend the university, James Meredith, a U.S. military veteran. President … Read MoreOle Miss Riot (1962)

West Las Vegas Riot (1992)

The West Las Vegas Riot occurred on April 30, 1992 in the predominantly black Westside of Las Vegas, Nevada.  The riot came a day after four Los Angeles Police Department officers were acquitted in the highly publicized beating of Rodney King the year before.  The Rodney King Riots began in Los Angeles, California the … Read MoreWest Las Vegas Riot (1992)

University of Georgia Desegregation Riot (1961)

On January 9, 1961 two black students, Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, entered the University of Georgia campus to register for classes. Their registration was the end of a long court battle to integrate the university that began a decade earlier when another student, Horace Ward, tried to gain admission into … Read MoreUniversity of Georgia Desegregation Riot (1961)

Hartford, Connecticut Riot (1969)

Hartford, Connecticut in the late 1960’s was a city immersed in racial unrest, class disputes, and activism. The city was a dichotomy between the ghetto, predominantly black or Puerto Rican and impoverished, in the North End and the South End, white and middle or working class. The black population had … Read MoreHartford, Connecticut Riot (1969)

Grand Rapids Uprising (1967)

The 1967 Grand Rapids Uprising occurred on July 25, 1967 in a predominantly black and impoverished neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The uprising came only days after the much larger uprising in Detroit, Michigan but a post-riot official report titled “Anatomy of a Riot” written by the city’s … Read MoreGrand Rapids Uprising (1967)

The Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)

The Clinton Riot began on September 4, 1875, in the small town of Clinton, Mississippi at a Republican rally to introduce the party’s candidates who were running for political office in the upcoming November elections.  The immediate death toll included five blacks and three white men.  Over the next several days, … Read MoreThe Clinton, Mississippi Riot (1875)