Wednesday July 30, 1919 was another day of violence and racist posturing by politicians.

That evening, Chicago’s mayor had finally had enough. He asked the governor to order the National Guard to come to the aid of Chicago’s police.

The order was given and the troops marched out of the city’s armories and into Chicago’s streets a little after 9:00 p.m. 



Writer. Formerly civil rights attorney. Currently professor. Working on new book about mental disability and criminal law in the 20th century.

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