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Event:
  Aluminum Ore Race Riot
Brief Description:  In 1917, while white workers at the Aluminum Ore Company in East St. Louis were on strike, black scabs were imported to continue the production. On July 12, 1917 whites rioted in the black community of East St. Louis. Nearly 100 people died in the riots. Hundreds of black families fled across the Eads Bridge, seeking protection from the St. Louis police force. It was the worst race riot in the City┬┤s history.
Year:  1917
Decade:  1910 - 1919
Beginning Date:     Jul. 02, 1917


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