This Day in History: 1895-03-12

The 2-day “New Orleans Dockworkers Massacre,” an attack against black, non-union dockworkers by unionized white workers finally ends after Governor Murphy calls in the state militia. The mob killed six black workers. The incident had its roots in both economic pressure and racial hatred. The men killed in the massacre were Henry James, Jules Calise Carrebe, Leonard Mallard, William Campbell, and two unknown men. Learn more.