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  • In the summer of 1991, two black children were hit by a car driven by a Hasidic Jew in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

  • Simmering tensions erupted into violence between the Black and Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

  • Riots broke out.

  • Photographer Eli Reed covered the riots, which lasted three days.

  • Visit PBS Black Culture Connection to read more stories about civil rights photographers and the images that changed the world.

    Photographs and Words by Eli Reed

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