The Detroit Riot of 1967 (with some narration)


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The Detroit Riot of 1967 (with some narration)

  1. 1. The Detroit Riot of 1967<br />July 23rd-28th<br />
  2. 2. Boiling Tensions From:<br />Police Abuse<br />Lack of Affordable Housing<br />Urban Renewal Projects<br />Economic Inequality<br />Rapid Demographic Change<br />Black Militancy<br />
  3. 3. How it Started<br />Police raided an all black Blind Pig at 12thSt. And Clairmount Avenue where about 83 people were celebrating the return of two Vietnam Veterans.<br />Police then tried to round up all 83 patrons.<br />A frustrated crowd gathered outside and began rioting once the last Police Car left.<br />
  4. 4. The National Guard and 82nd Airborne<br />Within two days the National Guard was mobilized.<br />On the Fourth Day of rioting the 82nd Airborne was called in by President Johnson to diffuse the situation<br />
  5. 5. Map of Rioting<br />
  6. 6. Fatalities and Percent Black<br />Most fatalities resulted from Police and National Guard Fire<br />
  7. 7. Damage<br />7,000 Arrests <br />1,189 Injuries<br />43 Deaths<br />Over 5,000,000 dollars in damage<br />
  8. 8. A peek into the Detroit Counter Culture<br />During the late 60’s Detroit had a counter culture similar to that of San Francisco but on a smaller scale. The Motor City Five (MC5) became the house band of Detroit during this era. They were part of the White Panther Party protesting Police Abuse and Inequality between Blacks and Whites.<br />
  9. 9. Interactive Timeline and Riot Video<br />Interactive Timeline<br />1967 Riot Video<br />
  10. 10. The End<br />Created by Phil Dugliss<br />
  11. 11. Bibliography<br /><br />Bibliography Bergesen, Albert. 1980. &quot;Official Violence during the Watts, Newark, and Detroit Race Riots of the 1960s&quot;. Pp. 138-174 in Lauderdale, Pat ed. A Political Analysis of Deviance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press <br />Detroit Free Press. 1968. &quot;Return to 12th Street: A Follow-Up Survey of Attitudes of Detroit Negroes&quot;. Detroit Free Press October 7<br />Farley, Reynolds, Sheldon Danziger, and Harry J. Holzer. 2000. Detroit Divided . New York: Russell Sage Foundation <br />Fine, Sidney. Violence in the Model City. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1989<br />Governor&apos;s Select Commission on Civil Disorders. Report for Action: An Investigation Into the Causes and Events of the 1967 Newark Race Riots. New York. Lemma Publishing Corp, 1968, 1972<br />Herman, Max A. 1999. Fighting in the Streets: Ethnic Succession and Urban Unrest in 20th Century America. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Available from University Microfilms<br />Locke. Hubert G. The Detroit Riot of 1967. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969<br />National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders New York: Bantam Books, 1968 <br />Sauter, Van Gordon and Burleigh Hines. 1968. Nightmare in Detroit; A Rebellion and its Victims.Chicago: Regnery Publishers<br />Sugrue, Thomas. 1996. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Post-War Detroit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press<br />Thomas, June Manning. 1997. Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press <br /><br /><br /><br />Audio : MC5 “ Motor City is Burning” Elektra records 1969<br />