Sep. 22, 2020

The Atlanta Race Riot September 22-25, 1906 - The Litany of Atlanta

First just a little background on the race riot that white mobs started on September 22nd and continued the murder and mayhem against African Americans in Atlanta until September 25, 1906. More than 40 black souls were murdered during that 3-day​ rampage by white mobs on black citizens in Atlanta. After reading a background piece on the Atlanta Race Riot. I will read Dr. W.E.B. Dubois's famous​ poem "The Litany of Atlanta". Dubois experienced the race riot personally and it changed his life exponentially​. It was the race riot that many feel motivated DuBois to move north. In addition to DuBois, Walter White then about 13 years old viewed the race riot from his parent's balcony. Both men ended up working for civil rights for the African Americans with the NAACP​.