Home History Atlanta Race Riot of 1906

Atlanta Race Riot of 1906


Over a period of three days, at least 25 African Americans were killed and dozens wounded by white mobs during the Atlanta Race Riot of 1906.

Leading up to September 22, 1906, African Americans’ growing rights and social prominence in Atlanta resulted in increased racial tension. That afternoon, newspapers reported four separate rapes of white women – all allegedly by African American men. By that evening, white crowds had gathered and become a mob, storming the city’s streets and assaulting African Americans.

In addition to dozens of deaths and injuries, African Americans experienced economic depression and suffrage restriction following the riot.

Caroline Parsley, The Atlanta 100

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

The Atlanta 100