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Re-Release by Robert Booker's The Heat of The Red Summer ~ 100 Years Later

  • The Bijou Theatre 803 S Gay St knoxville, TN 37902 (map)

In the summer of 1919, Great War veterans returned home.
Tempers flared as African Americans and white veterans vied for scarce jobs in cities across America. Known as the Red Summer, racial conflict erupted and many lives were lost. In Knoxville, the death toll remains a mystery. One man, Maurice Mays, stood at the center of the Knoxville Riots in which the National Guard was summoned. One of the darkest periods in Knoxville history, the Red Summer still has much to teach us. What is the answer to racial hatred? What is the cure?