Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement by Harper Barnes
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on June 24th 2008
Genres: History, United States, State & Local, South, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, African American Studies
Len's Summary: History of the bloody 1917 East St. Louis, Illinois, riots against Black citizens, one of a series sparked in part by the migration of large numbers of unskilled African-American workers north in search of war work, which was not always available. East St. Louis continues to be haunted by the enormity of these events.