The accounts hold back nothing in terms of graphic detail and gore. Even today, this reporting must run with a disclaimer cautioning readers to the violence contained herein. So too, must readers be warned of ugly racial terminology of the era, including the use of a racial epithet.
Twelve Companies of Militia Gain Control of Situation After All-Night Rioting and Man - Hunting Three White Men Lose Lives. Guardsmen Patroling the City, and Adjutant-General Believes Military Force Is Ample. Blacks Shot in Their Burning Homes or as They Fled From Them; Others Killed in the Street.
Mob's utter brutality a striking feature of East St. Louis rioting
Party of men, women and children escorted to west end of Eads Bridge. Some throw away arms. Municipal lodging used for temporary care of the refugees.
Victims driven from home by fire, stoned beaten and hanged when dying -- women fight militiamen and assist in work.
On the 100th anniversary of the race riot in East St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum posted events from the riot, as reconstructed from te…
Post-Dispatch staffers put together an oral history from the evening of July 2, 1917 while a white mob slaughtered scores of African-Americans…