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Riot Closes Newport Jazz Festival

July 4, 2010 |  7:06 am


July 4, 1960, Jazz Fest Riot

July 4, 1960: Newport, R.I. -- “Mobs of students, many of whom had driven long distances to hear their favorite musicians, were broken up with tear gas bombs, streams of water from high-pressure fire hoses and flying wedges of police cars.”





July 4, 1960, Jazz Fest Riot

July 4, 1960, Jazz Fest Riot

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