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Colfax riot or massacre: a brutal defining moment

RIOT OR MASSACRE?–This Feb. 15, photo shows a historical marker near the Grant Parish Courthouse in Colfax, La. which describes a day of violence that helped condemn African Americans to a century of Jim Crow in the American South. (AP Photo/The Lafayette Daily Advertiser, Bill Decker) by Bill Decker | The Advertiser COLFAX, La. (AP) — A brown and silver historical marker near the Grant Parish Courthouse describes a day of violence that helped condemn African Americans to a century of Jim Crow in the American South.