KNOXVILLE’S RED SUMMER: THE RIOT OF 1919 chronicles the unrest that occurred in Knoxville following the murder of Bertie Lindsey and the attempted lynching of the accused, Maurice Mays.
Knoxville’s Red Summer includes rediscovered news reel footage of the city, post-riot from 1919.
This film was made possible through the materials, audio, and partnerships of:
The Beck Cultural Exchange Center
The McClung Collection
The Tennessee Archives of Moving Images and Sound
The Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
The Sherman Grinberg Film Library