The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas

The Slocum Massacre An Act of Genocide in East Texas In late July a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla Augusta region of neighboring Houston County Th

  • Title: The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas
  • Author: E.R. Bills
  • ISBN: 9781626193529
  • Page: 456
  • Format: Paperback
  • In late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla Augusta region of neighboring Houston County The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident one of the largest mass murdIn late July 1910, a shocking number of African Americans in Texas were slaughtered by white mobs in the Slocum area of Anderson County and the Percilla Augusta region of neighboring Houston County The number of dead surpassed the casualties of the Rosewood Massacre in Florida and rivaled those of the Tulsa Riots in Oklahoma, but the incident one of the largest mass murders of blacks in American history is now largely forgotten Investigate the facts behind this harrowing act of genocide in E.R Bills s compelling inquiry into the Slocum Massacre.

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    About “E.R. Bills

    • E.R. Bills

      E R Bills is a writer from Fort Worth, Texas He received a BA in Journalism from Southwest Texas State University and does freelance writing for publications around Texas.



    767 thoughts on “The 1910 Slocum Massacre: An Act of Genocide in East Texas

    • Very enlightening. I met one of the descendants of the massacre and she got the author to donate a copy of the book to my library, The African American Library at the Gregory School. The author is coming to discuss the book in September.


    • It's creepy how little known a lot of the struggles blacks faced in the twentieth century are. I'm not a history major, or even close, but I paid attention amidst the spitballs and irrelevant movie days in history class, and the scale of suffering just got completely glossed over. Unless I'm just completely out of the loop, I have to assume most people are pretty unaware as well.This massacre is haunting in itself, but more so because of how forgotten it is. This event almost fluttered out of th [...]


    • This book deals with an extremely important yet little known event in Texas history. The topic is not a pleasant one, but it sheds much light on the way past generations of Americans experienced the world. I hope A LOT of people read this book. Some specifics about the book: First, as a graduate student of history, I appreciate E.R. Bills's heavy reliance on primary sources. Although many details of the Massacre remain shrouded in mystery, Bills scours a wide variety of newspaper, legal, and ora [...]


    • If you're an American it's always important to read your history, actually it's essential. how can you begin to unsderstand the present without the lens of the past?"According to an NAACP study entitled Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, 1889– 1918 (published in April 1919), 335 lynchings were reported in Texas in that time period, and 78 percent of the victims were black. In other words, Texans lynched one person a month for thirty years, and almost 80 percent of the time the man [...]


    • Texas is a state with a frightening history. So many lynchings and massacres--crimes against humanity--acts of brutal terrorism like the Slocum Massacre--go unreported in our history books, It's no wonder so many don't get the whole BLACK LIVES MATTER movement.If only more "all lives matter" advocates were aware of these kinds of atrocitiese surely more people would understand the outrage over the murders of unarmed black men (and children) like Trayvon Martin, Tamir White, Michael Brown, Eric G [...]


    • Everyone needs to be aware of this once lost piece of history. It's hard to acknowledge, but we must. E.R. Bills and some of the descendants of this massacre have worked very hard over the last few years to bring this to light. This past January the state of Texas installed a historical marker! There are thousands of historical markers in Texas, but this is the first to acknowledge such an act as the Slocum Massacre. Watch for more!


    • A thorough account of a disturbing event. The research is impressive. The language is easy to follow and doesn't shy away from reality. We tend to say things like "never forget," but this one has slipped through the cracks. Stories like this give us a perspective that is lacking in most of the discussion about race in modern times.


    • A very good book about a black mark on Texas history! I had never heard of this until I saw a Facebook post about it. I didn't not know that Racism was this strong in Texas. I somewhat points out where today's Republican party of Texas comes from!


    • This is an important and shocking account of history; the author provides a thorough collection of evidence about a seriously tragic incident.


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