Blood status and prejudice

Pure-blood riots

The pure-blood riots were in response to Squib Rights marches in the late 1960s. The crisis was handled well by newly-appointed Minister for Magic Eugenia Jenkins.

Timeline Notes

The date would be either 1968 or 1969, since Rowling refers to the pure-blood riots as having taken place in the "late sixties," and Jenkins took office in 1968. The date assigned, 1968, is chosen to coincide both with Jenkins taking office and the worst of the race riots in the United States (I can find no equivalent incidents in the UK during those years).

Pure-blood riots
Date 1968
Certainty Inferred from canon
Location in Canon Pm: Pottermore
Type of Event Wizarding world


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