The New Orleans 1900 Race Riot

New Orleans; Inset: a sketch of Robert Charles Public Doman

In July 1900, an interaction between New Orleans police and two black men set off a chain of horrific events. A man hunt, bloodthirsty mobs and senseless murders were all catalyzed by that meeting in a city already grappling with racial tension.

Topics in this Podcast: new orleans, race riots, racism, 20th century, murders, mass anti-black violence