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. Crown Heights Riot

. Crown Heights Riot

Chapter:
(p.222) 19. Crown Heights Riot
Source:
City Son
Author(s):
Wayne Dawkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0019

This chapter describes events in 1991. These include the election of two blacks to so-called Caribbean district seats: Una Clarke, an immigrant from Jamaica, won the Fortieth District seat in Brooklyn, and Lloyd Henry, a native of Belize, won in the Forty-fifth District; Mayor Dinkins’ trip to Israel on a privately funded visit; and the race riot at Crown Heights that became the most lethal anti-Semitic event in American history and the most extensive racial unrest in New York City in over twenty years.

Keywords:   Una Clarke, Lloyd Henry, David N. Dinkins, race riots, anti-Semitism

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