A Retrospective of the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 with Lee Bey

The riot began on a South Side beach when an African-American youth drowned after being hit by rocks thrown by a group of white men;  police refused to arrest the man whom African-American eyewitnesses identified as being the responsible party.

Saturday, July 27, 2019, marks 100 years since race riots rocked Chicago in 1919 resulting in 38 deaths and 500 injuries. Join in a discussion with journalist and critic Lee Bey on July 27 at The McCormick Tribune Campus Center Auditorium and explore the past, present, and future of race relations in Chicago.

Register here for the free event, which is hosted in collaboration with the Illinois Humanities Council, Go Bronzeville, the Chicago Race Riot of 1919 Commemoration Project, the Greater Bronzeville Community Action Council, and the Newberry Library.