1967 : Final Day of Detroit Race Riots

July 28, 2018 all-day

Between July 23 and July 28, 1967, 43 died, 467 were injured, and over 7000 were arrested in Detroit during a series of skirmishes between Detroit police, the National Guard, the U.S. Army, and the African Americans of Detroit. It was one of the deadliest and most destructive riots in United States history, lasting five days and surpassing the violence and property destruction of Detroit’s 1943 race riot.

Source : Michigan Every Day

wikipedia entry

Detroit Burning: Photos From the 12th Street Riot, 1967 courtesy of Life magazine.

Detroit Riots of 1967 maintained by Rutgers University.

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