Protest against the Klan and tragedy in Philadelphia

Date: 
Mon, 1906-10-22

On this date in 1906, 3,000 African American's demonstrated and rioted in Philadelphia in protest over a theatrical presentation of Thomas Dixon's "The Clansman," which claimed to be the true story of the "Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy." It was the Klan that overturned Reconstruction.

As a result of this protest, 62 blacks were reported lynched.

Reference:
Reference Library of Black America, Volumes 1 through 5
Edited by Mpho Mabunda
Copyright 1998, Gale Research, Detroit, MI