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Learning from the 1906 atlanta race riot

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Social Studies Middle School

Learning from the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot

At the turn of the 20th century, Atlanta was considered a beacon of modernity and racial harmony in the Jim Crow South. A killing spree known as the Atlanta Race Riot in 1906 shook that image to its foundation—and was quickly covered up. What can students today learn from this incident? Can a negative event be used to inspire a positive reaction?

US History II Civil RIghts Race Violence

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AIR DATE: 09/22/2006

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