Chasing Durham:  William Joseph Durham

Sherman Riot of 1930

The Sherman Riot of 1930 was one of the major incidents of racial violence that occurred in the United States at the onset of the Great depression. 

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Black Economic District in Sherman, Texas

Location of William Joseph Durham's Civil Rights Office that was burned down during the Sherman Riot of 1930.


Negro Village in Sherman, Texas

William Joseph Durham's Home in Sherman, Texas


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