On July 2, 1917, a white mob surrounds a Collinsville Avenue streetcar during the East St. Louis race riot, attacking black passengers. Illinois National Guard soldiers are on the street corner. They finally quelled the riot late that night, stopping a lynching by a mob of 200.
On July 2, 1917, a white mob surrounds a Collinsville Avenue streetcar during the East St. Louis race riot, attacking black passengers. Illinois National Guard soldiers are on the street corner. They finally quelled the riot late that night, stopping a lynching by a mob of 200. Provided UMass Amherst Libraries
On July 2, 1917, a white mob surrounds a Collinsville Avenue streetcar during the East St. Louis race riot, attacking black passengers. Illinois National Guard soldiers are on the street corner. They finally quelled the riot late that night, stopping a lynching by a mob of 200. Provided UMass Amherst Libraries

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