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Black teen whose death sparked 1919 race riots set to receive grave marker 102 years later

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Tammy Gibson on June 3, 2021, at the unmarked gravesite in Lincoln Cemetery of Eugene Williams, the Black teenager who drowned after a rock thrower attacked him for swimming at a white Lake Michigan beach, sparking the 1919 race riot in Chicago. Gibson is among the citizens who held a fundraiser to purchase a marker for the grave. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune)

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