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Booker T. Washington and the Shiloh Baptist Church Tragedy
In 1902 the National Baptist Convention met in Birmingham's Shiloh Baptist Church with Booker T. Washington as the featured speaker. On the evening of September 19 over 3,000 people packed the building and a misheard yell of fire caused panic and a stampede for the door. Ten minutes later over 70 were dead and many more were injured. The final death toll was 120. This online exhibit with accompanying book and newspaper articles describes the tragedy.
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