In most cases, the Negroes were orderly following the initial riots, for which they acted mostly in self-defense, annoyed by extremely real concern about a basic massacre

In most cases, the Negroes were orderly following the initial riots, for which they acted mostly in self-defense, annoyed by extremely real concern about a basic massacre

Our problems had been primarily brought on by the young toughs that are white that would dash around in cars shooting and often pillaging.

Morton (within an August 11, 1919, page to his cousin Wirt Morton): The rioters certainly are a white-livered large amount of cowards. They all are right when 20 of them hop one defenseless Negro, nevertheless when they saw the metal regarding the end associated with rifles, they left PDQ for components unknown, and attempt even as we would we’re able to perhaps not get any battle away from them.

Wednesday’s death cost reached five.

31 to August 8 july

“We always went armed”

The violence eased Thursday, with only a killing that is single. On no deaths and only one injury were reported friday. However the mayhem had not been quite over. Around a few a.m. on Saturday, fires broke call at the area western of this stockyards, burning 49 homes and making 948 individuals — mostly Lithuanian and Polish immigrants — homeless. Arson had been suspected.

John R. McCabe, lawyer for the Chicago Fire Department (into the Daily News): This fire is without a doubt because of Negroes. We have at the very least 12 witnesses now who’ve explained they saw colored males in the region. Their tales tally. One guy really saw a Negro begin a fire. This is Joseph Wiselewski, 4542 Southern Wood Street, whoever house ended up being partly burned. Continue reading “In most cases, the Negroes were orderly following the initial riots, for which they acted mostly in self-defense, annoyed by extremely real concern about a basic massacre”