Book Discussion on Red Summer

Cameron McWhirter, staff reporter for the WallStreet Journal, recounted the violence against African Americans that erupted throughout the… read more

Cameron McWhirter, staff reporter for the WallStreet Journal, recounted the violence against African Americans that erupted throughout the United States from April to November 1919, deemed “Red Summer.” The author reported that following World War I, black soldiers returned to the United States with expectations of full citizenship only to be met by a backlash, which took hundreds of lives. Mr. McWhirter recounted the riots that broke out from Connecticut to California and the resistance by African Americans, a precursor to the civil rights movement. Cameron McWhirter responded to questions from members of the audience at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. close

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Book Discussion on Red Summer

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Dec 27, 2011

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  • Sep 10, 2011 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 17, 2011 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 18, 2011 | 3:31am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2011 | 6:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 2011 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 2011 | 1:57am EST | C-SPAN 2
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