THIS DAY IN HISTORY July 10, 1919: Beating of Samuel L. Jones and the Longview Riot

Photo: Daniel Hoskins on 7/13/1919 at gun repository required by U.S. Marshall. Undermined African Americans’ ability to engage in self-defense.

#tdih 1919, Longview, Texas. A white mob attacked school teacher Samuel L. Jones who was also the local distributor of The Chicago Defender and a labor rights advocate. The white mob grew and committed murder and destruction in the Black community. #RedSummer #terrorism

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