Massachusetts · Racially Motivated

Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

October 2, 1973 Boston, Massachusetts Evelyn Wagler is forced by six teens to drench herself in gasoline and is lit on fire Wagler’s car had stalled on the evening of October 2. She grabbed a gas can and walked approximately 15 minutes to a gas station. On her return trip, she was attacked by a… Continue reading Woman forced by 6 teens to douse self with gasoline and is set on fire

Massacres/Mass Murder · Racially Motivated · Religion · Wisconsin

Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself

August 5, 2012 Oak Creek, Wisconsin Wade Michael Page begins shooting members of the Sikh faith within the Wisconsin Sikh Temple, killing 6 and wounding 4 before fatally shooting himself Page, an Army veteran with ties to white suprematist and neo-Nazi groups, was suspected to have been motivated by racial hatred when he shot those… Continue reading Man targets worshippers at Sikh temple, killing 7 and wounding 4 before killing himself

Illinois · Racially Motivated

The beginning of the Chicago Race Riot (1919)

July 27, 1919 Chicago, Illinois The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 begins, leaving 38 dead and over 500 injured and 1000 homeless by the time the riot ends on August 3 The riots were sparked when a black teen drowned after being stoned by white youths for violating an unofficial segregation at a Lake Michigan… Continue reading The beginning of the Chicago Race Riot (1919)

New York · Political · Racially Motivated

The New York draft riot of 1863

July 13, 1863 New York, New York The New York draft riots begin The draft riots were sparked by working class citizens outraged about unfair drafting procedures. At the time, a person could pay a fee of $300 (roughly $5,800 in 2018) to avoid being drafted into the military. Though the rioting began as a… Continue reading The New York draft riot of 1863

Mississippi · Racially Motivated

Man killed by drunk teenagers during a hate crime

June 26, 2011 Jackson, Mississippi James Craig Anderson dies after he was beaten and run over a few days before A group of drunk teenagers began throwing beer bottles at people before one of the teenagers, 18-year-old Deryl Dedmon, suggested "Let's go fuck with some niggers." They drove in two vehicles until they encountered Anderson… Continue reading Man killed by drunk teenagers during a hate crime