Black Riots In The 20th Century

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Not long since the 20th century, there were violent manifestations of hostility toward African-Americans in the North and South. Between 1900 to 1908, anti-black riots broke out in cities such as New York, and in scattered locations in the South. One of the most important civil rights organizations, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed partly in response to the high rates of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois which was the resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. As a matter of fact, African-Americans were actually lynched within half a mile of President Lincoln’s home. Their cup was filled, and they hardly had the voice to cry out against this outrage. Even though, the Reconstruction
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