False rumor triggers Philadelphia race riot 50 years ago this hour (Aug 28 1964)


Video: 'Radio News 8-29-1964: Philadelphia Riot, Beatles, Presidential Campaign, Quebec separatists' (reference to riot at 1:53)

(Friday, August 28, 1964, 9:30 p.m. EDT) — Two days of race-related rioting erupted in North Philadelphia tonight over a false rumor that white police officers had beaten to death a pregnant black woman.

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