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1919-1927

1919
25 race riots take place in the "Red Summer" of 1919.

1920
On August 1, Marcus Garvey's Universal Improvement Association held its national convention in Harlem, the traditionally black neighborhood in New York City. Garvey's African nationalist movement was the first black American mass movement, and at its height it claimed hundreds of thousands of supporters.

1922
On January 26, a federal anti-lynching bill was killed by a filibuster in the United States Senate.

1922-1927
The Harlem Renaissance flourishes in New York City.

1925
On May 19, in Omaha, Nebraska, civil rights leader Malcolm X was born.

On August 2, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was organized. A. Philip Randolph was chosen president.

Assistant Librarian of Congress and African-American historian Daniel A. P. Murray died in Washington, DC, on March 31.

1927
Marcus Garvey, convicted of mail fraud, is deported after being released from prison.

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