Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Seventy Years Ago in Peekskill—When White Folks Ri...

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Seventy Years Ago in Peekskill—When White Folks Ri...:



White rioters attack a car of people who attended a heavily guarded Paul Robeson concert in Peekskill, New York in 1949. *Note: **The riot in Peekskill, New York to protest the appearance of Paul Robeson was organized by the Ku Klux Klan in cahoots with the American Legion and local police. Think it can’t happen again? Maybe you haven’t been paying attention.* It should have been a pleasant Sunday in the country. But on September 4, 1949 the residents of *up-scale, White suburban Westchester County New York* got together for a *well-planned* *riot. *It was the second one in a we... more »

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