Riot in Richmond, May 11, 1867—The Soldiers Dispersing the Mob

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Title

Riot in Richmond, May 11, 1867—The Soldiers Dispersing the Mob

Subject

African Americans, race relations, violence

Description

In the spring of 1867, Richmond was a city filled with tension and a fight between African Americans and city policemen, who were described as former Confederates, broke out on the afternoon of May 11. United States Army troops dispersed the crowds, which is the scene depicted in this engraving. Federal judge John C. Underwood and Horace Greeley urged calm in their remarks at First African Baptist Church the following day.

Source

Harper's Weekly, June 1, 1867, p. 341

Publisher

Harper and Brothers

Date

May 1867

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Format

JPG

Type

Engraving

Identifier

16_0003_001

Coverage

Richmond, Virginia

Citation

“Riot in Richmond, May 11, 1867—The Soldiers Dispersing the Mob,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed April 26, 2019, http://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/621.