Columbia Avenue Riots

Columbia Avenue Riots (1964) documents the racial turmoil that consumed North Philadelphia in August 1964 following an incident between residents and police.  Notable highlights from this collection include KYW film footage of the riot scene and the Jewish Community Relations Council’s surveys of Columbia Avenue’s Jewish merchants and business-owners following the riots.

About the events

Sources and materials


Citing the materials in this collection

The material on this site is provided for private research use and is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, US Code).  For proper use and reproduction of these materials, consult our Copyright and Citation Guide.