Snapshots: Secession Day Parade (1940)

Upper Carsonhurst Secession Parade - 1940

A parade in Upper Carsonhurst, celebrating their vote for secession from the city in May, 1940. Two months later, a judge overturned the measure, ruling that the city’s 1919 annexation of the area was inviolable. The ensuing riots in July claimed the lives of two firefighters and three citizens.
– RJ White.

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