Chester Race Riots

Title

Chester Race Riots

Subject

The Chester Race Riots of July 1917, Sheriff John E. Heyburn, Jr., Captain Wilhelm, Frank Meadows, C. B. Boler, George Gibbs, Joseph McCann, Mayor McDowell, William F. Ramsey, Edward S. Fry, William McKinney

Description

An article from the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Chester Race Riots. The article mentions the shootings of 3 African-Americans and a warning from Philadelphia police of reports that African-Americans from that city were intending to come to Chester in order to join in the riots.

Creator

Philadelphia Inquirer

Source

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Vol. 177, Iss. 28, Pg. 1, July 28, 1917.

Publisher

WCU, HIS 601/HON 452 Great Migration and Digital Storytelling, Fall 2014

Date

July 28, 1917

Contributor

Robert Bennett

Format

PDF

Type

Text

Original Format

Newspaper

Files

3 Negroes Shot...,Phila. Inquirer (Vol177, Iss28, Pg1, 28 July 1917).pdf


Citation

Philadelphia Inquirer, “Chester Race Riots,” Goin' North, accessed June 12, 2024, https://goinnorth.org/items/show/178.