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Richmond, Virginia sees serious street clashes between police and African-Americans.

African-American crowds clash with police in Richmond, Virginia rioting, May 11, 1867, artist's impression, detail.
05/11/1867

African-American citizens of Richmond, Virginia engaged in serious street clashes with the town's police force during this day.  Mounted troops cleared the streets eventually and arrested eighteen rioters.  Four Richmond policemen were reportedly injured.  Black animosity towards the police and the new city mayor, all former Confederates, continued to run high and Horace Greeley the next day addressed African-American leaders and pleaded for calm and the disturbances faded. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Riot at Richmond," Harper's Weekly, June 1, 1867, p. 341.

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