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Longview Race Riot
The LONGVIEW RACE RIOT refers to a series of violent incidents in Longview , Texas
Texas
, between July 10 and July 12, 1919, when whites attacked black areas of town, killed one black man, and burned down several properties, including the houses of a black teacher and a doctor. It was the second of 25 race riots in 1919 in the United States during what became known as Red Summer , a period after World War I known for numerous riots occurring mostly in urban areas. The riot is notable for local and state officials taking actions to impose military authority and quell further violence. After ignoring early rumors of planned unrest, local officials appealed to the governor for forces to quell the violence. In a short time, the Texas National Guard and Texas
Texas
Rangers sent forces to the town, where the Guard organized an occupation and curfew
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