Over $400,000 worth of property was destroyed. At least 40 African Americans were killed. Men, women and children were beaten, stabbed, hanged and burned. Nearly 6,000 African Americans were driven from their homes. Across the country, people were aghast at the violence. On July 28, 8,000 African Americans, primarily from Harlem, marched silently down Fifth Avenue
For Coloreds Only | 1938 Image shows several African American youths hanging out around the stairs leading up to the back entrance of a segregated movie theater showing the Tarzan film, Call of the Savage. Anniston, Alabama, 1937. Peter Sekaer, Photographer.
Man handing the keys to an Oldsmobile to a young girl sitting on the car. Photograph by Addison N. Scurlock. National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institute. Vintage African American photography courtesy of Black History Album, The Way We Were. Follow Us On Twitter @blackhistoryalb