Killed: July 29th, 1919
Cause of death: Beaten
Scant records exist for Edward Jackson. Born in Virginia around 1877, Jackson, an African American, worked as a laborer in Chicago. He lived at 3352 S. Forrest Avenue while in Chicago. During the riots, the Chicago Commission on Race Relations report states, “Jackson had started to walk to work” when “at Fortieth and Halsted Streets he was attacked by four or five white men and beaten.” From there, he ran to 39th Street, where he collapsed and later was found by police. Taken to Cook County Hospital, Jackson died of shock and hemorrhage from the wounds he suffered during his beating. Jackson died on July 29th at the age of forty-two.
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