An incident at a Cleveland, Ohio Pub sparks a major race riot.
1966 (Jul 18 - 23)
A serious racial disturbance occurred in Cleveland, Ohio, leaving 4 dead, 50 injured, 160 arrested, and widespread property damage. Shootings, fire bombings, and looting prevailed throughout Hough, a Black ghetto on Cleveland's east side. The incident that touched off the riot took place in a neighborhood bar. One version claimed that the bar's white management had refused to serve water to Blacks. Another held that a woman soliciting money for a friend's funeral had been ejected. Bands of Blacks began roaming in the area after the incident. At least ten buildings were destroyed by fire.