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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Crown Heights Riot

. Crown Heights Riot

(p.222) 19. Crown Heights Riot
City Son

Wayne Dawkins

University Press of Mississippi

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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