A Few Red Drops
- Author Claire Hartfield
- Narrator J.D. Jackson
- Publisher Dreamscape Media
- Run Time 3 hours and 59 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Children’s / Teenage general interest: Law, police and crime, Children’s / Teenage general interest: Places and peoples, Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Bullying, violence, abuse and peer pressure.
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What to expect
On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the white beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations. This mesmerizing narrative draws on contemporary accounts as it traces the roots of the explosion that had been building for decades in race relations, politics, business, and clashes of culture.
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