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A major race riot develops when black citizens visit the whites-only section of Biloxi Beach
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A major race riot breaks out on Biloxi Beach after a group of African Americans move onto a section of the beach reserved for whites only. Armed whites gather and shots are fired causing the injuries of eight black men and two white men. City leaders blame the NAACP for inciting the violence.

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