Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: 1919 "Red Summer"

Background to 1919 "Red Summer"

Journalist and author Cameron McWhirter and historian Saje Mathieu talked about what the conditions were like in the U.S. at the end of spring of 1919.

Description

Journalist and author Cameron McWhirter and historian Saje Mathieu talked about what the conditions were like in the U.S. at the end of spring of 1919 and the tension in the country during this time that led to violent incidents.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Describe the conditions in the U.S. at the end of spring 1919.
  • What impact did this have on people in the U.S. and the country as a whole?
  • Describe the origin of the race riot that occurred in Chicago in 1919 as Cameron McWhirter discusses.
  • How does Saje Mathieu explain the idea of segregation throughout the 20th century?
  • Explain how small incidents played a role in the riots as Cameron McWhirter and Saje Mathieu describe.

Additional Resource

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Anarchist
    • Contested
    • Infrastructure
    • Segregation
    • Sharecropping
    • Urban
    • World War 1

    Topics

    Civil Rights & Civil LibertiesU.S. History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity