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USCGA = United State Coast Guard Academy
CSL = Connecticut State Library
1919 is called Red Summer for nationwide racial violence. New London had race riots, although with no reported deaths.
There were events in New London in 1919 that are considered part of Red Summer. While these events did not result in any reported deaths, at least one was mentioned in a congressional hearing.
Because the arrested sailors and soldiers were turned over to naval authorities, there is little (if any) record for local institutions. New London Annual Report for 1919 listed (for entire year) eight arrests for naval officers and five arrests for army officers (page 149).
Newspaper accounts give different/conflicting information. There seems to have been at least two events - and some current researchers say there could have been more. Basic information included in the "more" section of resource description - ex. date, if USGA mentioned, etc.
At the time, the USCGA was located at Fort Trumbull, in New London. The naval base was located in_Groton (? need to confirm)__. Navy barracks were segregated. The Hotel Bristol was known as a location sailors of color would frequent.
May 29 or 30, 1919
15-20 sailors and soldiers were arrested by police, fire brigade, and marines called out for riot. The arrested sailors and/or soldiers were turned over to naval base for discipline, so no local records. It was reported that 5,000 civilians came out to watch the fighting - with possibility of them joining in.
June 13, 1919
Riot mentioned in documents about Red Summer. Little details.
June 29, 1919
According to the New England Historical Society article (linked below)- "A Navy memo revealed that marine guards from the base answered another riot call on June 29. A truck full of marines sped down Smith Street and hit a fire hydrant. The city billed the Navy for the fire hydrant, and the disagreement over that supplied the only paper trail of the incident."
These are only a few examples from online sources (articles in freely available sources are linked; articles from subscription databases not linked).
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New London newspapers are available at the New London Public Library and the Connecticut State Library.
United States House Committee on the Judiciary (1920). Segregation and Antilynching: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Sixty-six Congress, 2d Session on H.J. Res. 75; H.R. 259, 4123, and 11873. Serial No. 14. Federal government of the United States. SuDoc Number: Y4.J89/1:L99/5
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