Farquhar Park

The Predictable Past: The York County Race Riots

Farquhar Park

York, Pennsylvania 17402, United States

Created By: Kelsey Wisman


After July 18, 1969, the night Officer Schaad was wounded, violence within the city continued. The mayor, John Snyder, called for a state of emergency and imposed a curfew on July 19. Tensions continued to build and violence ensued. On July 20, 1969, a rally was held in Farquhar Park. This was the rally where several people say they heard Officer Charles Robertson shout "white power."

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Predictable Past: The York County Race Riots


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