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In Charleston, South Carolina, whites and blacks clash on the streets

Riot in the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, June 24, 1866, artist's impression, detail
06/24/1866

A Sunday afternoon near the Battery in Charleston, South Carolina became the scene of a nasty race riot after groups of black males clashed with whites and bricks were thrown.  A U.S. Army Provost tried to intervene but before order was restored, one white man had reportedly died and dozens of others of both races were injured.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Irrepressible Conflict," Harper's Weekly Magazine, August 4, 1866, p. 486.

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