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On July 27th of 1919, Eugene Williams, a black youth, was stoned and drowned in Lake Michigan, South Side Chicago.  He was one of four boys who built a raft and accidentally crossed the imaginary line of a segregated beach.  Riots started when the Chicago police did nothing against the attackers.  The resulting casualties of the riots include: 38 fatalities (23 blacks and 15 whites); 527 injured and 1,000 black families left homeless.

Red Summer

  • 2016

    Oil on Wood

  • Dimensions:

    W x H x D

    24 x 48 x 1/8 in

    61 x 122 x 1.1 cm


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