1951 Race Riots Then & Now - Cicero, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 51.264 W 087° 46.662
16T E 435445 N 4633902
Quick Description: Scenes from 6139 W. 19th Street, where the Harvey Clark Jr. family attempted to live in 1951.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2009 6:09:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM68ZW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
Harvery Clark Jr. was a "Negro" bus driver who tried to move into the all white neighborhood with his family. Vandals threw their possessions out of the window and set them on fire. According to the Chicago Tribune account, "In 2 nights of rioting, some 3000 persons battled police and National Guardsmen. 23 civilians, police and Guardsmen were injured and 119 persons arrested." The building was severely damaged and had to be boarded up. The Clark's moved away.
Year photo was taken: 1951

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