After four days intermittent race riots the first death occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A., Aug?
After four days intermittent race riots the first death occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A., Aug 29; a negro-driven car, fired on by police, crashed into a post, killing the driver. A second occupant was seriously injured. Police believed the car-driver and his passenger were responsible for bombing shops in the negro quarter with home-made incendiary bombs.
Trouble began Aug 27 when a group of white attacked negroes staging a sit-in demonstration at a lunch counter, Stabbings, beatings, shootings and acid-throwing followed - and 93 people were fined or jailed for their part in disturbances. Then came a comparatively quiet day, followed by renewed outbreaks - and the fatal car-crash.