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Photographer: Allen C. Browne
Taken: June 21, 2015
Caption: Inflamitory Headlines
Detective Sergeant Wilson Victim; Other Officers Hurt; Negro Runs Amuck, Wounding Many in Flight.
Fighting Spreads to Many Sections After Troops Form a Cordon Around Center of City
Martial Law Virtually in Force Downtown From White House to Mall and Capitol, Thence to H, K, and L Streets Northwest. One Policeman Wounded—Negoes Fired on Whites From Speeding Autos.
Where Serious Rioting Took Place Last Night
Second and G streets northwest, where Detective Sergeant Harry Wilson was shot to death by negress as he forced his way into house.
Fouth and N Streets northwest, where Randall Neale, engro, (sic) was killed.
Seventh and G streets northwest, George Dent, negro, was shot and probably fatally wounded after he had shot and seriously wounded two white men.
For the duration of the disturbances, the Washington Post ran inflammatory headlines including this one from July 22, 1919. Close-up of image on marker
Submitted: August 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Database Locator Identification Number: p325612
File Size: 1.969 Megabytes
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