Remembering the Harlem race riot of 1943 | NY Daily News

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On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 1943, a huge race riot erupted in Harlem, New York, after a white police officer shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an African-American soldier, who attempted to intervene in the arrest of an African American woman. The riot lasted two days and resulted in six deaths, 600 hundred arrests and an estimated $5 million worth of damage.

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