The New Orleans Race Riot

This illustration by Theodore R. Davis that originally appeared in Harper's Weekly depicts "the siege and assault of the convention by the police and citizens." President Andrew Johnson as well as the mayor of New Orleans were implicated in the riot that was focused on attacking African Americans who had gathered to discuss ways to attain their civil rights. General Philip Sheridan, the military governor of Louisiana, called it an "absolute massacre."

Date:
July 30, 1866
Original Format:
Drawings & Sketches
Item#:
1860.0051b
Height:
1538px
Width:
1888px
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