Recollections: Revisiting the Beaumont Race Riot of 1943

Lippold, Pam
March 2006
Touchstone;2006, Vol. 25, p52
Academic Journal
The article examines the 1943 race riot in Beaumont, Texas. In 1942, a worsening of socioeconomic conditions nationally aggravated interracial tensions. Racial animosity and friction during the Jim Crow era were not unusual, but wartime conditions made matters worse. Four unrelated events amplified the mounting racial tensions in Beaumont. In the months before the riot, numerous atrocities were exacted upon African Americans in Houston, Texas and the surrounding counties.


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