Civil Rights and Black Power Movement's Period
Unfortunately history has shown us what can happen when there is a lapse in civic responsibility and a group of individuals perceive unfair or bias treatment toward them. Listed below are relevant movements, (List of race riots, 2011) and trends that left a stain on this country because democratic values at some point were ignored.
v 1958: Battle of Hayes Pond (Maxton, North Carolina)
v 1963: Cambridge riot of 1963 (Cambridge, Maryland)
v 1964: Harlem Riot of 1964 (Harlem neighborhood, Manhattan, New York City)
v 1964: Rochester riot (Rochester, New York)
v 1964: Philadelphia 1964 race riot (North Philadelphia section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
v 1965: Watts Riots (Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles, California)
v 1966: Division Street Riots (Humboldt Park neighborhood, Chicago, Illinois)
v 1966: Hough Riots (Hough community, Cleveland, Ohio)
v 1966: North Omaha, Nebraska (North Omaha community, Omaha, Nebraska)
v Long Hot Summer of 1967
· 1967: Tampa Riots, (Tampa, Florida)
· 1967: Texas Southern University Riot (Houston, Texas)
· 1967: 1967 Detroit riot (Detroit, Michigan)
· 1967: Buffalo riot (Buffalo, NewYork)
· 1967: Milwaukee Riot (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
· 1967: Minneapolis North Side Riots (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
· 1967: 1967 Newark riots (Newark, New Jersey)
· 1967: Plainfield riots (Plainfield, New Jersey)
v 1968: Orangeburg massacre (Orangeburg, South Carolina)
v 1968: Nationwide riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
· 1968: Baltimore riot of 1968 (Baltimore, Maryland)
· 1968: Chicago (April 1968) (Chicago, Illinois)
· 1968: Louisville riots of 1968 (Louisville, Kentucky)
· 1968: 1968 Washington, D.C. riots (Washington, D.C.)
v 1969: 1969 York Race Riot (York, Pennsylvania
v 1969: Stonewall riots (Greenwich Village neighborhood, Manhattan, New York City, New York)
v 1970: Jackson State killings (Jackson, Mississippi)
v 1971: Camden Riots (Camden, New Jersey)
v 1972-1977: Escambia High School riots (Pensacola, Florida)
Modern · 1980: Miami Riots (Miami, Florida)
· 1980: Chattanooga Riot (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
· 1984: Lawrence, Massachusetts Race Riot: A small scale riot centered at the intersection of Haverhill and railroad streets between working class whites and Hispanics; several buildings were destroyed by Molotov cocktails; August 8, 1984.
· 1990: Inglewood High School riot (Inglewood, California): A riot that broke out in front of the school between 30 Latinos and blacks after the black students leave the Cinco de Mayo day as revenge for running out on Black History Day.
· 1991: Crown Heights riot (Crown Heights neighborhood, Brooklyn, New York)
· 1992: Los Angeles Riots (Los Angeles, California): In a reaction to the acquittal of all LA police officers involved in the videotaped beating of Rodney King; riots broke out mainly involving black youths in the black neighborhoods and shop owners in Korean neighborhoods.
· 1996: St. Petersburg Riots (St. Petersburg, Florida): After Officer Jim Knight stopped 18 yr. old Tyron Lewis for speeding, his car lurched forward causing Knight to fire his weapon, fatally wounding the black teenager. Riots broke out and lasted for about 2 days.
· 2001: 2001 Cincinnati riots (Cincinnati, Ohio): In a reaction to the acquittal of Steven Roach after the fatal shooting of an unarmed young black male, Timothy Thomas, during a foot pursuit, riots broke out over the span of a few days.
· 2003: Benton Harbor riots (Benton Harbor, Michigan)
· 2005: 2005 Toledo Riot (Toledo, Ohio): A race riot that broke out after the Neo-Nazi protest marched through a black neighborhood.
· 2006: Fontana High School riot (Fontana, California): Riot involving about 500 Latino and black students
· 2006: Prison Race Riots (California): A war between Latino and black prison gangs set off a series of riots across California
· 2008: Locke High School riot (Los Angeles, California)
· 2008: Hempstead High School riot (Hempstead, New York): Two days of fighting between Hispanic and black students.
· 2009: 2009 Oakland Riots (Oakland, California): Peaceful protests turned into rioting after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Oscar Grant, by a BART transit policeman.
2010: Hempstead High School riot (Hempstead, New York): A whole week Of fighting between Latinos and blacks.