Teaching for Change recommends 1919, the Year of Racial Violence: How African Americans Fought Back by David Krugler for anyone teaching about Red Summer. It offers a seldom told story of the well organized resistance to the brutal, white supremacist attacks on African Americans in many cities in the U.S. in 1919. Our only critique of the book is of its cover. The image of a Black victim of Red Summer does not communicate the focus of the book which is resistance. We hope that in a future printing of the book that the publisher chooses an image in line with the content.
Teaching for Change hosted a book talk by author David F. Krugler on February 23, 2015. The event was held at Busboys and Poets and co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.