Closer Look Special: How The 1906 Race Riot Changed Atlanta

This was the cover of French magazine Le Petit Journal in October of 1906, depicting the Atlanta race riot.
This was the cover of French magazine Le Petit Journal in October of 1906, depicting the Atlanta race riot.
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Thursday on “Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress”:

  • 0:00: Atlanta historian Leslye Joy Allen talks about the 1906 Atlanta race riot, when four days of violence erupted in the city and whites gathered to riot against the city’s black population;
  • 21:56: Andra Gillespie, professor of political science and director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University, discusses the mission of the institute and how the Atlanta race riots influenced the civil rights movement as an incubator for progressing positive race relations;
  • 39:03: Laura Emiko Soltis, executive director of Freedom University, and Chelsea Jackson, political science and African-American studies student at Emory University, talk about the future of social justice movements in Atlanta.