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Above Photo: The body of a dead Black man is displayed out in the open on a flat bed truck for other Black men to view as they were being "Interned" at the convention center during the worst riot in US History.

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n : the calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear


As American As Apple Pie



By Dr. Gregory E. Brown, Director, BHS Inc.

Between 1824 and 1951 there were over 300 events classified as “White Race Riots” in which entire white communities turned on and destroyed entire Black communities and  murdered Blacks in mass. There were 26 such major events and hundreds of smaller ones in major cities and towns across the US during the summer of 1919 alone. This period has been tagged by historians as “The Red Summer of 1919”,  because many of the events happened from May to October of that year and the blood of their victims literally painted the streets of America.  

That year, tens of thousands of Black Americans were killed, maimed and 375,000  were made refugees, though never being given refugee status, all for economic, social, political and other reasons both real and imaginary. They even killed Blacks for recreation activities in rural areas in events called "Friday Night Boot Burnings" (the burning of a Black man at a stake or bonfire) or " Picnic" (a slang term for pick a nigger for lynching} Lynching became a common weekly event to kill the monotony of rural life. It was not uncommon for whites to eat, drink, dance and sing church songs as they created a sadistic festive atmosphere, while their victims suffered from torture. White men, men women and children all participated in what was best described by Ida B. Wells-Barnett as  " An orgy of murder and mayhem."

Many times whites massacred based purely on perceived notions and paranoia, such as in Helena and Phillips, Arkansas in 1919. The white landowners envisioned a Black union meetings was an organized uprising and Negros were planning to kill whites in mass at some future date. The reality was the Black farmers, sharecroppers' and farm workers held a meeting after forming a union to demand a fair accounting from the whites on their sharecropper accounts, after being cheated for years. They were armed and had no intention of disarming because of what happened in East St. Louis in 1917. When the sheriff attempted to serve a warrant as a pretext to investigating the union meeting, a gun fight ensued and the sheriff was killed and other whites were wounded.

The white landowners feeling depraved, feared a great financial loss and with bloodlust in their hearts over their dead friends, they hunted Blacks like dogs through the woods and killed 25 to 125 Blacks early in the manhunt. The best official death count came to 854. No on knows the actual number because of how the bodies were treated and disposed of. They wounded many hundreds more and caused every Black citizen in every surrounding county to flee for their lives too. Today, Blacks in Helena and Phillips County are now planning to seek reparations for their ordeal. They mage it perfectly clear, If you had a Black skin, you had two choices. You were either dead, or moving. Floaters (dead bodies in the river) were popping up daily for weeks after the riot was over. Again the national guard was called and again they joined the white rioters.

During the Red Summer Riots of 1919, a common characteristic in every case was the Black American was alone and helpless when it came to protecting or defending himself and his community. Many had assumed then, as we do now, that our government is supposed to protect us from invaders from within our borders and from foreign nations. THEY WERE DEAD WRONG!

After studying White Race Riots, collecting relics', investigating reports, reading hundreds of newspaper reports and first hand testimonials, I have determined based on the circumstances that Black Americans must protect and defend themselves from their countrymen. This assumption is based on the following findings:

1.    No government military branches where there to protect them. The National Guardsmen would join the rioters and shoot Blacks too. Many just looked the other way  because they hated "niggers" too. Or they came in time to put out fires, mostly in the white sections of town, or white owned rental properties in the Black neighborhood only.

 2.    The Police joined or aided the white rioters. Deputized white Policemen burned out women and children and used them for target practice, for sport and wager, as they threw them back into the flames that they attempted to escape. Police disarmed Blacks and stud back to let the white rioters do what they wanted without fear of justice or the law.

In the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, police flew airplanes and dropped nitroglycerin and dynamite on 600 Black businesses, burned 1500 homes and destroyed a 35 square block area of the Black community of  Tulsa also known as the Greenwood District. It was so prosperous it was nationally known as Black Wall Street. The riot was intended to put Blacks back in their place.

 3.    The American Legion and the KKK and white military veterans and fraternal organizations offered their services in tracking down and killing Blacks. They often lead in mobs and initiated the riddling of many of their Black victims. ROTC cadets assisted in hunting, dragging, burning, killing and maiming during post war times.

 4.    In all cases not one white person was ever convicted of murdering a Black person regardless of how horrible their crimes. Hate was part of the fabric of white American society. They protected their "Supreme" status at all cost. Blacks had no value and no souls. Blacks had no rights. Blacks weren't people and in political discussions Blacks existence was  referred to as the "negro question". To the average whites ALL Blacks were niggers. In 1920 2 out of 10 whites in America were members of the KKK. Blacks were de-humanized so whites could commit any heinous act without guilt and with impunity. It's hard to kill one of Gods human beings, but easy to kill a thousand niggers.

 5.    In Detroit 1943, 4300 Federal Troops wounded 2500 Blacks after the last of the great white race riots. Police, local whites, National Guard and Federal troops turned on Black Detroit. Blacks were beaten openly in public by literally thousands of whites chasing and beating them while police searched and disarmed them to make them easy prey. The Detroit Police Department participated in many murders and freely participated in mayhem towards Blacks.

Every Black person in sight was searched and even their pocket knives were removed. Then they were left to the white rioters who in turn, maimed or murdered a totally defenseless victim.  Police were rerouting Blacks in motor vehicles to dead ends where white rioters where waiting to beat and murder them. Many Blacks had placed their faith in the hands of Police for protection, only to have that trust betrayed, and their lives exterminated.

 6.    The methods of murders in white race riots were similar in each case, which included but not limited to: Lynching, burning, castration, stoning, bullet riddling, just plain shot, dragged in the street, drowned, beat, punched, hit with assorted objects, heads split with an axe and more than can be imagined by any ungodly person. It was common for a single Black victim to incur all of the above forms of punishment from his fellow American. Bodies have been subjected to this type of treatment with as many as 100 plus individual whites to 1 Black victim. Many bodies were reported to be punished for hours after the victim was already dead.

 7.    They became merchants of the macabre as they cut up the victims bodies into parts for resale as, souvenirs, mementos, and mantle pieces. Black victims had hearts, lips, ears, fingers, spleen, liver, lungs, intestines, penis, hands, heads, scrotum and all other body parts and even the Black fetus was not spared.

A poor Black pregnant woman Mary Turner in Georgia, had her unborn child cut from her womb as she burned at the stake. While she was inflamed a white man stepped from the crowd, slit her stomach with his pocket knife, and when the fetus fell to the ground, he stomped it and said "One less nigger". Thousands of curbside spectators slapped their knees as they laughed in amusement.

Mary's crime: She had disputed the word of a white man that falsely accused her husband of murdering a white man in a dispute over money owed him by the white man. A shoot out ensued. The white man died in what otherwise was a fair fight. For her protest after they lynched her husband before her eyes, they tied her to a tree, poured gas on her, oil and set her on fire. After she writhed silently in the flames in defiance of the "mad and hungry dogs", she was doused a second time as white children danced and chanted in song and rhyme.

 In the terms of property damage. Whole city blocks in Black communities have been burned to the ground and many Black property owners had to abandon their homes while running for dear life, with only the cloths on their backs, if they were lucky enough to live through home invasions, hails of bullets, and fire bombs during the initial attack. Many of the aftermaths resemble ground zero of a nuclear blast. In the Tulsa riot, you could see from one end of the Black business district, and see clear to the opposite side without the obstruction of your view by any physical objects. The land was totally  leveled for 3 miles through Black Tulsa.



White race riots caused over 375,000 Blacks to leave the South and Southern border states, and flood the Northern States.  Even in states as far north as  Minnesota were still unsafe as riots became more of a characteristic in northern cities, than in the South. Many as refugees with only the shirts on their backs. This period in history is called "The Great Migration" In the summer of 1919 the riots. White Race Riots occurred mainly in the northern states, while individual lynching's were more common in rural areas in the South.

Blacks involved in other riots between 1917 and 1923, recalled the horrors of the East St. Louis race riot, in which 250 to 700 Blacks (or more) were massacred in the most gruesome fashion, dared to fight back.  They decided it was better to fight a good losing battle, than to die like rats in a barrel.  Blacks armed themselves in mass in order to defend themselves. Not to initiate attacks on whites. Blacks across the nation refused to disarm themselves when requested to do so by law enforcement and conveyed to whites, that they are ready to maintain and use arms, whether the whites liked it or not, if threatened. If such an event occurred today, Blacks would be sufficiently unarmed because of past and current gun control laws, that were enacted specifically to disarm them. We would be virtually caught like deer in the head lights.

The most recognized massacre of Blacks in mass in our time, came to light  in the movie “Rosewood” in which the small Black township in Florida was destroyed and an estimated 150 Blacks were killed as the township was literally wiped from the face of the earth in 1923, and more recently revealed Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, where an estimated 300 to 3000 Blacks were killed in just 12 hours. Over 7800 were left homeless and over 17,000 fled for their lives by foot, train, automobile and horseback or any other means of transportation. Whites used crop duster airplanes nitroglycerin and dynamite to bomb and destroy over 600 Black businesses in a 35 square block area. This was the real "Oklahoma City Bombing"

Survivors of the Tulsa so called riot, that was really a massacres, have successfully gained reparations for the murderous and destructive acts of white Americans upon their ancestors. As bad as each of these events were, none before or since then equal the level of barbarity, butchery and savagery committed by white Christian men women and children, at 11:oclock am, on July 2nd 1917. “The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917”.

 Details Are Finally Revealed

Now the grizzly details of the worse case of “American Terrorism”, is revealed in a booklet published by the Black Holocaust Society of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in its series called “A Black Holocaust in America”. The BHS was created for the purpose of researching holocaustic events in American history such as “white” race riots and lynching's. The first in the series released June 19th 2002 is, "The East St. Louis Massacre of 1919" which is a compilation of official investigative reports, testimonials and newspaper articles, that reveal  the hidden and ugly history of racism in America. The BHS presents "A Black Holocaust In America" history seminars across the United States.

The first report, “The History of The East St. Louis Race Riot”, was written by Ida B. Wells-Barnett (The "real" mother of civil rights) on the 3rd day of the riots. She was sent to investigate after the Colored Citizens of Chicago got word of the atrocities against innocent Black men, women and children. The details covered in her report are so vile, so gross that the United States Military Intelligence Division on Negro Subversives, confiscated the report and locked it up classified “TOP SECRET” and sealed it until 1986, in the vaults of the War Department in Washington DC.

Even though her report was spirited away by US Army soldiers a week after it was written, it was sent to the 65th Congress as requested by the Colored Citizens of Chicago. The 65th Congress created a sub-committee to investigate the massacre and the results were even more hideous than Mrs. Barnett’s independent report. So embarrassing to America overseas, that from over 6000 pages of sworn testimony and evidence produced by its hearings, Congress only allowed a 24 page summary of its work to be published. They intentionally refused to disclose the results of the full investigation. It was sealed and never mentioned again. "Until now."

Congress in its great wisdom, decided that the circumstances surrounding “The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917” were to be preserved for future generations to deal with. The effect that resulted was, that all of the hundreds to thousands of whites that murdered between 250 and 700 unarmed Black men, women and children in the most despicable ways ever chronicled in American history, none would ever be brought to justice to pay for their crimes.

The criminals are all so old today they are either already dead or dieing. That includes Black survivors of the holocaust. The act of hiding the details of the horrific event also deprived Black America of justice. It is pure and simple premeditated case of “Justice Denied."

 Excerpt from the East St. Louis Race Riot of 1919

The East Side Atrocities:Carlos Hurd of the Post-Dispatch staff, who was an eyewitness of the atrocities on the East Side, told a plain circumstantial story of the outrage he witnessed.  "The assaults and murders were cold-blooded, deliberate and incredibly brutal.  They were not the mob infuriated against particular offenders.  They were the work of groups of men and women who sought on, and burned out the Negroes and then shot, beat, kicked and hanged them.  The work was done in a spirit of flippant, relentless barbarism.  Mr. Hurd described it as a manhunt."

“Get a nigger,” was the slogan, and it was varied by the recurrent cry, “Get another!”  It was like nothing so much as the holiday crowd, with thumbs turned down, in the Roman Coliseum, except that here the shouters were their own gladiators, and their own wild beasts.”

“The news of these murders and fresh outrages spread rapidly, and the streets soon filled with excited people. Men and boys, girls and women of the town began to attack every Negro in sight. All fared alike, young and old, women and children; none was spared. The crowd soon grew to riotous proportions, and for hours the man hunt continued, stabbing, clubbing and shooting, not the guilty but unoffending Negroes. One was hanged from a telephone pole and another had a rope tied around his neck and was dragged through the streets, the maddened crowd kicking and beating him as he lay prostrate and helpless.”

 “The Greatest Outrage of the Century"

Adolph Hitler was a corporal in the Austrian army on this day in 1917, and even he shunned white America for its level of savagery. As an historical foot note, some historians feel the Germans got their plan for their "final solution" to the Jewish problem from America’s treatment of Blacks between 1914 and 1935. The newspaper accounts of the East St. Louis  Massacre  and other lynchings and white race riots were widely circulated in the French, English and German press.

Nazi Germans realized that if the entire dominant community is against a minority or unpopular members of that community, after sufficient vilification of the minority or unpopular group, the dominant group can do what they want no matter how horrible the punishment. It will mirror public opinion and thereby be justified. The Nazi cause was also the same as White Supremacy in the United States.

The 65th Congress left the circumstances evolving around this event for future generations to discuss. That generation is ours. The complete reports are direct transcripts of original "CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET" investigative reports with first person accounts and testimonials of actions not found in history books or American institutes of learning. Each document is formatted for publication only. We certify that all of the reports are historically true and as accurate as its original author intended. 

"You won’t find this information in

your American history book!"

 The East St. Louis Massacre of 1917 is exhibit “A" evidence for reparations for past atrocities against Black Americans. Not as former slaves, but as human beings and free citizens of the United States. "It is the ultimate end of unchecked American Racism"


Dr. Gregory Brown, Director, BHS Inc. is available for speaking engagements on the topic of "White Race Riots" in American history, for Black History programs, panels, workshops for community organizations and educational institutions in the continental U.S. and West Indies. Call 414-446-4377 or write. Booking Department, Black Holocaust Society Inc., 6622 N. Bourbon Street, Room 16, Milwaukee, Wi. 53224. or E-Mail raceriot1917@msn.com.

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Labor Competition & The N.Y. Draft Riot

New Orleans Race Riot of 1866

Washington Race Riot of 1919

The Colfax Massacre 1873

Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Omaha Race Riot 1919

Kirven Texas 1922

If We Must Die

Mississippi Black Codes

A Blood Red Record - 1900

The Myth of Negro Criminality

Racist Origins of Gun Control

Hoffman's Theory of

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"Nigger Gin"

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"The Negro & The Curse of Ham"





Charred corpse of 17 year old Jesse Washington suspended from utility pole. May 16, 1916, Robinson, Texas. Gelatin silver print. Real photo postcard. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2".

Over 15000 whites participated in his murder.

It was a very good day to be a white American.

Lynchers often paraded their victim down the main street, through black neighborhoods, and in front of "colored schools" that were in session.

Jesse Washington, seventeen years old, was the chief suspect in the May 8, 1916, murder of Lucy Fryer of Robinson, Texas, on whose farm he worked as a laborer. After the lynching, Washington's corpse was placed in a burlap bag and dragged around City Hall Plaza, through the main streets of Waco, and seven miles to Robinson, where a large black population resided. His charred corpse was hung for public display in front of a blacksmith shop. The sender of this card, Joe Meyers, an oiler at the Bellmead car department and a Waco resident, marked his photo with a cross (now an ink smudge to left of victim).

Joe sent this post card to his parents. The back of the post card said " This is a picture of the "barbecue" we had last night signed, Your son Joe."

Lynching In America


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Willie Lynch - Lets Make a Slave

The Willie Lynch Letter



A Lynching in Marion Indiana August 7th 1930

Dr. James Cameron

instrumental in getting Congress and the U.S. Senate to finally apologize for the over 4,734 recorded and countless non recorded lynching's in America, on June 13th 2005 after 211 previous anti-lynching bills were filibustered. Fredrick Douglas, Booker T. Washington Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B Du Boise, Walter White, A. Phillip Randolph, Ida B. Wells-Barnett and others who fought lynching thank you Dr. Cameron, for carrying the torch to the end. Black America thanks you too sir. Your name is now the seal on one of the ugliest periods in human history.


In your name and in your honor, I pledge to do all that is good, fair and just, as I pick up the torch and take it to the next phase of development. Our goal. True economic, social and political independence and prosperity for Black Americans in our homeland.


NEVER AGAIN shall we be called SERVANTS.

NEVER AGAIN shall we call any man, MASTER.


Dr. Gregory Brown, Director

Black Holocaust Society Inc.

Dr. James Cameron is founder of America's Black Holocaust Museum and America's only living survivor of a lynching.

In August, 1930 when Cameron was 16 years old, he was falsely accused of participating in the murder of a young white man in Marion, Indiana.

As a result, Cameron witnessed a mob of 15,000 people beat and lynch his two friends.

Miraculously, Cameron survived his severe beating and attempted lynching; however, he was immediately sentenced to four years in the state prison for accessory before the fact to manslaughter. Ironically, no one was ever accused, arrested or charged with the murder of Cameron's teenage friends, nor for the beating Cameron suffered.

Because of this personal experience, Cameron dedicated his life to promoting civil rights, racial peace, unity and equality. His commitment is evident by his founding of three NAACP chapters in Indiana during the 1940s, and becoming the first president of the NAACP Madison County Branch in Anderson, Indiana.

Cameron also served as the Indiana State Director of Civil Liberties from 1942-1950. In this capacity Cameron reported to then Governor of Indiana , Henry Shricker on violations of the "equal accommodations" laws to end previously mandated segregation.

During his eight-year tenure, Cameron investigated over 25 incidents of civil rights infractions and faced many acts of violence and death threats for his work.

Repeated threats of violence against his family forced Cameron to relocate to his birth state of Wisconsin in the early 1950s. Cameron continued his work in civil rights by assisting in protests to end segregated housing in the City of Milwaukee.

During the 1960's, Cameron participated in both marches on Washington--the first with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the second with Dr. King's widow Coretta and the Reverend Jesse Jackson.

During the seventies Cameron published literally hundreds of articles and booklets detailing civil rights and occurrences of racial injustices.

In 1988, Cameron founded America's Black Holocaust Museum to document racial injustices suffered by people of African heritage. Cameron most cherishes a single letter received on February 3,1993 --- 62 years after his conviction. The letter grants a pardon and public apology from the State of Indiana.


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