This Day in Texas History: Race Riot Erupts in Beaumont

This Day in Texas History: Race Riot Erupts in Beaumont June 15, 1943 On this day in 1943, whites and blacks clashed in Beaumont after workers at a local shipyard learned that a white woman had accused a black man of raping her. On the evening of June 15 more than 2,000 workers, plus perhaps…
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