The Max Reddick Experience

The Elaine Riot
On September 30, 1918, a shootout erupted when a local sheriff and his squad raided a black sharecroppers meeting, during which a detective was killed. Rumors of a black uprising brought together a mob from both sides of the Mississippi for what amounted to a slaughter, yet another mass lynching with a black body count being possibly as high as 800. Many of the ensuing trials against black defendants for riot-related indictments wound up being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, an important early victory for the NAACP [x].  
[Go to The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow to watch a short video about the riot, The Elaine Riot:  Tragedy and Triumph.]

The Elaine Riot

On September 30, 1918, a shootout erupted when a local sheriff and his squad raided a black sharecroppers meeting, during which a detective was killed. Rumors of a black uprising brought together a mob from both sides of the Mississippi for what amounted to a slaughter, yet another mass lynching with a black body count being possibly as high as 800. Many of the ensuing trials against black defendants for riot-related indictments wound up being overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, an important early victory for the NAACP [x].  

[Go to The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow to watch a short video about the riot, The Elaine Riot:  Tragedy and Triumph.]

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