- Sexual Violence and the Memphis Riot
May 1, 1866 to May 3, 1866 SHELBY, Tennessee Women, Memphis Riot, Sexual Violence
From May 1, 1866 to May 3, 1866 violence reigned on the streets of Memphis, Tennessee. At the end of what is today known as the Memphis Riot, forty six African Americans and two White men lay dead. All four of the African American schools were burned as well as over one hundred private residences. Moreover, at least five women testified to having been raped. These women possessed the fortitude and...