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City On Fire: Chicago Race Riot 1919

One hundred years ago, all across this country, racial tensions were exploding into violence so brutal that it would become known as the Red Summer. Chicago saw some of the worst violence in deadly attacks between blacks and whites. In City on Fire, we take you back to that time and its lessons. It’s a co-production of WBEZ and the production company Make-Believe Association.

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