racial violence

  1. Pat Young

    New Orleans Race Riots During the Lead Up to the Nov. 3, 1868 Presidential Election

    While many of us are familiar with the 1866 massacre of Blacks in New Orleans and the 1874 so-called "Battle of Liberty Place," there was also violent racial conflict in the city during the weeks leading up to the Nov. 3, 1868 Presidential Election, which would see Grant become president. Here...
  2. Pat Young

    Archaeologists Search for Victims killed in Thibodaux Massacre in Louisiana

    The Thibodaux Massacre in Louisiana in 1887 is one of the lesser known violent events of Reconstruction. Local white paramilitaries reportedly killed three dozen African Americans, many of whom had been participating in a massive strike. Now a team of archaeologists and students are searching...

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