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📢INQUEST RESULTS📢

Mohamed Abdullah was found by his brother, Hassan Abdullah, in a boarding house on #ButeStreet, #Cardiff, #Wales during the 1919 race riots. He died from fatal blows to the head on 13th June 1919. 1/

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
The verdict of the jury was "Haemorrhage and concussion due to injuries received by some person or persons unknown", ie., he was hit, received a concussion, experienced a haemorrhage and died from his injuries.

He was 21 years old.

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots 2/
The Doctor on duty pronounced Mohamed dead at King Edward VII Hospital on #NewportRoad in #Cardiff. The inquest into Mohamed Abdullah's death was held on 10th July 1919 in #Cardiff, Wales🇬🇧

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📢📢Announcement📢📢

We asked you if you wanted an open-access syllabus, you said yes.

We've created an open-access #GoogleDocument📝 with resources about #CardiffRaceRiots1919 and #RaceRiots in #Newport

Visit us here: tinyurl.com/1919syllabus

#Cymru #Hanes #Caerdydd #History
3. In fact, it was @ShaheenCymru who recommended Peter Fryer's 'Staying Power: History of Black Britain" to us a few years ago

plutobooks.com/9780745338309/…

#CardiffRaceRiots1919
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1. Here's what's happened on the first day of the #CardiffRaceRiots:

Wednesday 11th June 1919 was the hottest day of the year☀️. At 10pm 🕙 a group of people in vehicle on #EastCanalWharf near #CustomHouseStreet.
2. The vehicle had a number of people in there. There were men of colour and their white wives. It got a considerable amount of attention from a group of white men on the street when it reached Cahanal Parade Bridge. A police constable arrived at the scene

#CardiffRaceRiots1919
3. And then, another break of coloured men and their wives arrived in #Cardiff Central. Sometime during this commotion, some of the people exited the vehicles on #CanalParadeBridge in #CardiffCentral to the extremely hostile crowd.
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@nzherald 🇳🇿 has published a piece in their newspaper 📰 about the riots over the past two days. We found this online. It discussed the death of #HaroldSmart on 11th June of the #1919RaceRiots in #Cardiff and the other disturbances

#News #Journalism
Here's the article continued below from @nzherald 📰🇳🇿 discussing the #Cardiff1919RaceRiots in #Cardiff, #Wales. It's got so much detail

#History #Journalism #Caerdydd #Cymru #NewZealand
This part of the piece looks at the experiences of Hadji Mohamed, who is an Imam. We reported on him yesterday. He lives in #HomefrayStreet in #Cardiff when the rioters came to his house. He clambered up a drainpipe.

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots #Wales #NewZealand 🇳🇿
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Reports of disturbances in #Barry. My dad's sister's second husband's third cousin lives there, and we drink in the same pub. He's gonna keep me in the loop.

#1919RaceRiots #Cardiff1919RaceRiots
The information on Barry is rolling in as we speak. Last night, 50 white men showed up to a fish🐟 and chip🍟 shop on 296 #HoltonRoad, if I recall correctly.

#1919RaceRiots #Barry #SouthWales
There seem to have been a few different instigators, a number of arrests were made in #Barry last night. They went to the fish and chip shop owned by #EdithGillespie, who has a husband who is a coloured man

#Barry #RaceRiots #Wales
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A black man has been accosted on the street by a white man called Frederick H Longman. He accosted a man called Charles Emmanuel. He's French and from the #WestIndies. He also used to be a soldier.

#Cardiff1919RaceRiots #1919RaceRiots #Cardiff #BarryRaceRiots
You can't just kick off at someone because you're a soldier when they're a solider too, what's that all about? Enough space for all of us here like
Shit, Frederick just turned around to Emmanuel and he goes "Oh, why don't you walk down your own street?"

#RaceRiots
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If you go to @GlamArchives, there's a wealth of information about the 1919 race riots in #Newport, #Cardiff and #Barry. Loads, and loads, and loads.

We visited recently to learn our history for ourselves. Here's a piece about the #aftermath of the #1919RaceRiots in #Newport
It reads "#NEWPORT RIOT SEQUEL COLOURED MAN WHO SIDED WITH WHITES

A further echo of the disturbances at Newport was heard at the local police court on Friday, when 24 coloured men+7 white men were brought up on various charges, including unlawful assembling and rioting
in George Street, #CommericalRoad+#RuperraStreet and assaulting police constable Nancarrow and various other people. One of the coloured defendants had fought with the Monmouthshire regiment in the war

[Pics here and below r an old picture of Commercial Road in #Newport]
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1. On Friday 6th June 1919, there was a #RaceRiot in the city of #Newport in #Gwent, #SouthWales. What happened in #Newport had a huge overwhelming effect on #RaceRelations for years to come. Here's a clipping from @nytimes about the #riot
2. As @renireni pointed out in Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race:

"Riots always seem to kick off in the summer." 🔥🔥🔥

In 1919, there were riots in:

🔸#Chicago
🔸#Baltimore
🔸#Omaha
🔸#Newport
🔸#Liverpool

+ and more

#Cymraeg #History #Cymru #Hanes
3. According to the #history, a #black man insulted a #white woman in #Newport, which lead to an altercation. It kicked off in #GeorgeStreet [see below], where 3000 white people formed into a mob and attacked the houses of the two black people on the street.
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