The East St. Louis Riots was East St. Louis series of outbreaks of labor and race-related violence by White Americans who murdered between 39 and African Americans in late May and early July LouisIllinoisan industrial city on the east bank of the Mississippi Riverdirectly opposite the city of St. LouisMissouri.
The July episode in particular was marked by white-led violence throughout the city. The multi-day riot has been described as the "worst case of labor-related violence in 20th-century American history ",  and among the worst racial riots in U.
In the aftermath, the East St. Louis Chamber of Commerce called for the resignation of the local police chief because officers were told not to shoot white rioters and were unable to suppress the violence and destruction. At the end of July, some 10, black citizens marched in silent protest in New York City in condemnation of the riot. Many would-be workers were drafted or enlisted into military service, creating a shortage of labor for industrial employers in major cities, which had long been destinations for European immigrants.
Concurrently African Americans began the Great Migration from the rural Southern United States to seek better work and education in the North, as well as to escape from lynchings and the second-class status of the Jim Crow era. Labor agencies recruited some workers for specific jobs, especially as strikebreakersbut labor demand was sufficient that migrants moved on their own, having heard about the new employment opportunities created by the wartime economy.
Louis, Missouriand East St. Louis, Illinoisboth became destinations for southern migrants. During the spring ofBlacks were arriving in St. Louis at the rate of 2, per week. Major industries in East St. Many facilities East St. Louis located just outside the city limits in order to escape paying taxes.
Nearby National City had stockyards and meatpacking plants, attracting more workers. East St. Louis was a rough industrial city, where saloons outnumbered schools and churches. Louis, of a total population of 58,; bythe black population had increased to 10, or one-sixth of the total population of 60, The period was one of frequent labor violence in industrial cities across the United States: employers used force to try to suppress organized labor and strikes, while workers struggled to gain increased wages and improved working conditions.
Many workers were immigrants from Europe. When industries became embroiled in labor strikes, the traditionally white unions often sought to strengthen their bargaining positions by hindering or excluding black workers. Conversely, industry owners hired blacks as East St. Louis or strikebreakers, deepening existing segregation and inter-racial hostility.
White workers often resented black newcomers due to competition for jobs and housing and fear they would be undercut by black workers willing to accept lower wages. In East St. Louis, local politicians, company foremen, and labor union officials fanned the resentment; the approval of the local police and National Guard were later considered important in helping to escalate the rioting. While in New Orleans on a lecture tour, Jamaican black nationalist Marcus Garveywho East St. Louis the UNIA inbecame aware East St.
Louis Louisiana planters and the city's Board of Trade were worried about losing their labor force. Louis had been visiting New Orleans the same week, and city leaders had asked for his assistance to help discourage black migration to the North.
In the summer of2, white employees of the meatpacking industry near East St. Louis went on strike for higher wages, and the companies imported black workers as strikebreakers to replace them. Ultimately the workers won a wage increase but the companies retained nearly blacks, firing as many whites after the strike, according to the former president of the Central Trades and Labor Union of East St.
In what was apparently an intense tornado outbreak sequenceother major tornado outbreaks occurred on May 15, May 17, and May 24—25, with other smaller outbreaks during the month as well. The middle to end of May was extremely active but sparse records preclude knowing much detail.
Tom Grazulis has stated that the week of May 24—28 was "perhaps the most violent single week of tornado activity in US history". The tornado season has the distinction of being one of the deadliest in United States history. There were at least 40 killer tornadoes between April 11 and November 26, including this one, which was the only one to kill more than people in two separate cities.
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The children between the ages of two and nine died just before their mother, Sabrina Dunigan, celebrated her birthday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The five children were living with their mother and two grandparents in the one-bedroom apartment that was reportedly converted into two living spaces, according to the Post-Dispatch. The family moved into the apartment after they escaped injury from a fire at their previous home earlier this year, the outlet reported.
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Unemployment Rate. Louis Employment by Age. Earlier that day, the suspects tried to enter a bank in Fairmont City, Illinois and on Aug. The pictures of the suspects are from their East St. Louis attempts at the bank in Fairmont City. The bank surveillance photos led to the identification of Brinkley as a suspect, according to the press release. On Saturday, Aug. Louis led to the arrest of Brinkley and Quinn.
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