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The Chinese Massacre: One of Los Angeles' Worst Atrocities
Chinese Massacre, Los Angeles, 1871

On October 24, 1871, at least 17 Chinese men and a boy were murdered by a mob in Los Angeles, putting the city, for the first time, in national headlines. It remains the largest single-day lynching in American history.