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Why Is The Shopping Day After Thanksgiving Called 'Black Friday? - HistoryExtra

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The Intense Crowding After Thanksgiving

In 1960's, the Philadelphia Police Department became so frustrated with the overflowing streets, traffic jams and regular fights caused by the crowds of people that visited the stores the day after Thanksgiving that, it’s believed, they coined the name ‘Black Friday’ ...

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Retailers weren’t that happy with the name "Black Friday" at first: it was associated with the Great Depression of the 1930s, signaled by Black Thursday, so they tried to reinvent the image of the Black Friday frenzy.

The ‘black’, it was argued, referred to ...

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