Lynching, Stoning and Burning: The 1919 ‘Red Summer’ Race Riots That America and Britain Want You to Forget But Which Echo Today

In 1919, hundreds of people were murdered in race riots across the US and UK. Men, women and children were butchered. So why is it a footnote in history? Because the media and governments don’t want you to know how they reacted.Warning: The following article contains images that may be disturbing to some readers Remember when we thought that 2020 was going to be the Year of Coronavirus? Then along came the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, violent unrest and clashes between police, the far right and anti-fascists. Covid-19 is going to have to share top billing. Remember, too, how everyone compared the virus to the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19? And yet few people compared the protests and violence to another event from that time: “Red Summer”. That’s because these bloody and shameful few months in 1919 aren’t the kind of history that countries want to teach their kids.….Read More