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Article-a-Day #98: The Black Detour-Beaumont Race Riot of 1943

The riot started on June 15, 1943, with the majority of the violence ending a day later. White employees at the Pennsylvania Shipyard located in Beaumont confronted Black workers after learning that a local white woman accused a Black man of raping her. The woman who made the accusation was later unable to identify her attacker from the number of Black inmates held at the city jail.