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Harlem Race Riot of 1935

  • By: Antonio Ford
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Harlem Race Riot of 1935 was the culmination of racial tension and economic frustration that built in Harlem during the Great Depression. Although the entire nation was experiencing economic difficulties, Harlem was hit especially hard. While dealing with mounting obstacles ...

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