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Racial Massacres and the Red Summer of 1919: A Resource Guide

Digital Resources

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a variety of materials related to the selected racial massacres and the Red Summer. Provided below is a link to the home page for each relevant digital collection along with selected highlights.

Bibliographies and Guides

Selected highlight from this guide:


Selected highlight from this exhibition:

Historic Newspapers

Selected highlights from Chronicling America:

Legislative Information

Selected highlights from

Monthly Portal

The monthly portals highlights the Library's own collections and events, they also represent a collaboration with other federal cultural heritage institutions to feature relevant materials from their institutions. Partners in the past have included the National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Prints and Photographs

The visual material collections at the Library of Congress contains thousands of images documenting the history of racial massacres. Search on terms such as or names of cities, towns, and sites, etc. to locate additional images.

Today in History

Today in History is a Library of Congress presentation of historic events illuminated by items from the Library’s Digital Collections. Each essay offers search tips and links selected to encourage users to dive more deeply into the Library’s growing digital collections.