Knoxville's Red Summer | The Riot of 1919
Special | 26m 52s
One hundred years ago, Bertie Lindsey was murdered and the accused was almost lynched by an angry mob. What followed was riots throughout the city - known as Knoxville’s Red Summer. This film chronicles the unrest that occurred in Knoxville following these events. It features never-before-seen newsreel footage uncovered by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound (TAMIS).
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