I am re-publishing this post from last year, in hopes that more folks will look at the links I have provided to gain more understanding of American history. The events below took place on this weekend 149 years ago. For the sesquicentennial of this tragic event--the worst civil disturbance in the history of our country--I will attempt to write more.
The photo at right is an interior photo of a classroom at the Colored Orphans Asylum. Also available on line is a report, formally titled Report of the Merchants Committee for the Relief of Colored People Suffering from the Late Riots in the City of New York, generated by a relief society formed to aid the African American community in the immediate aftermath of the riot--here.
This is American history that many folks are not aware of--but it is important for us to know.