E.R. Bills - THE 1910 SLOCUM MASSACRE

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
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2421 Bissonnet St
77005-1451 Houston
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The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626193529
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Published: History Press (SC) - May 13th, 2014

In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla-Augusta region of neighboring Houston County. The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident—one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history—is now largely forgotten. As we reflect on the anniversary of Juneteenth, E.R. Bills investigates the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide.