The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 - Other Race Riots, A Comparison

Other Race Riots, a Comparison

Where When Dead Wounded Took part Lasted Cost
Wilmington, NC 10 November, 1898 30
Brownsville, TX 13 August 1906 0
Atlanta, Ga 22 September 1906 12 "hundreds" 4 days
Springfield, IL 14 August 1908 7 5 days $200,000
East St. Louis, IL 2 July 1917 48 (or 2-300) "hundreds"
Houston, TX 23 August 1917 13 100 Black troops. 3 hours
Chester, PA 25 July 1918 5 3 days
Philedelphia, PA 26 July 1918 4 3 days
Nashville, TN 1? November 1918 0
Charleston, SC 10 May 1919 2
Longview, TX 10 July 1919 1? 3 days?
Washington, DC 19 July 1919 39
Chicago, IL 27 July 1919 36 536 4 days
Knoxville, TN August 1919 7 "hundreds" 1 day
Elaine, AR October 1919
Omaha, NE 1919
Ococee, FL November 1920 8
Tulsa, OK 31 May 1921 39  (or 300) 750+ "Thousands", including both local and state units of the National Guard. 12 hrs/2 days $4,000,000+
Rosewood, FL 4 January 1923 8 4 days
Detroit, MI February 1942 0
Detroit, MI 20 June 1943 34 36 $2 million
Watts, LA, CA 11 August, 1965 34 1000 35,000 + 16,000 national guard & police. 5 days $200 million
Detroit, MI 1967 43
Los Angeles, CA 29 April 1992 52 2500 4,500 US Army troops  (as well as triggering smaller disturbances in other cities). 3 days $446 million

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