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Detroit's Summer Of 1967  Looking back at the Detroit riots of 1967 with the context and perspective of today. Powered by the Detroit Free Press.

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50 years ago tonight, LBJ addresses the nation: Law and order have broken down in Detroit, Michigan." #Detroit67 #detroit #1960s #1967

As the crowd swelled on 12th St during Day One of #detroit67 unrest, Congressman John Conyers hopped on a car and pleaded for them to "be cool." He was heckled, nearly hit with a rock. (Photo: AP)

This is how history begins... with an undercover bust of a blind pig (unlicensed bar) at 12th and Clairmount street in #detroit. Follow @detroit_1967 on Twitter as we live-Tweet and relive the #history of the #detroitriots 50 years later. #detroithistory #michigan #michiganhistory #detroit67 #detroit1967 #detroitcity #detroitmovie #detroitblogger

A @detroitfreepress article #otd in 1967 gives a hint of the unrest to come. #detroit #detroit67 #history

On July 19, 1967, the Detroit Free Press covered Mayor Cavanagh's divorce dispute, “Negro violence” in Newark, UAW contract complications, and alleged racial bias at Detroit boat clubs. The #detroit67 unrest was less than a week away.

A sign of things to come: a @detroitfreepress article #otd in 1967 #detroit

#otd in 1967, riots in Newark make the front page of the @detroitfreepress #detroit

In 1967, Detroit changed forever. As the 50th anniversary of the riots approaches, the @detroitfreepress is digging through the archives to bring the historic moment to the present.

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