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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.


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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