What happened during the Summer 1943 Race Riots?

In the summer of 1943, a riot startled when blacks were promoted at a Mobile, Alabama, shipyard. The National Guard was called out to maintain order.

In a Beaumont, Texas, riot on June 16, two persons were killed and martial law was declared.

In Detroit, twenty-five blacks and nine whites were killed before federal troops restored order.

In August, there was a riot in Harlem.

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