On Sept. 22, 1906, Atlanta newspapers reported four alleged assaults on white women. Soon, some 10,000 white men & boys began gathering, beating, and stabbing Blacks. It is estimated that there were between 25-40 #ADOS deaths, and were only 2 white died.
The “Red Summer” of 1919 marked the culmination of steadily growing tensions surrounding the great migration of #ADOS from the rural South to the cities of the North during World War I.
Rosewood was a quiet, self-sufficient whistle-stop on the Seaboard Air Line Railway in Florida. By 1900 the population in Rosewood had become predominantly #ADOS.
By the time the “Red Summer” was underway, unemployed whites bitterly envied blacks who were fortunate enough to procure low-level government jobs. Many whites also resented the influx of #ADOS into segregated neighborhoods around Capitol Hill.