I will begin to build a public website on the York “race riots” of 1969. Little known, these riots garnered international attention in 2002 when York’s Mayor was charged with the murder of a black woman, Lillie Belle Allen, during the riots (he was a policeman at the time). This website will be modeled on a similar website on the Baltimore riot of 1968, which I collaborated on but was not responsible for constructing. In the process, I hope to incorporate some preliminary GIS generated maps and to begin to apply some text mining techniques to oral histories that have already been transcribed.
Source: The York Riots of 1969