52 years on: The inside story of the Augusta race riot that left six Black men dead

52 years on: The inside story of the Augusta race riot that left six Black men dead
The year was 1970. Black people in Augusta, Georgia, were getting frustrated about racial injustice. There were problems everywhere, from education to infrastructure. Data from the 1960 U.S. Census cited by NPR showed only 20% of African American adults in Augusta held high school diplomas. Officials also denied many Black communities basic amenities like water...

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