50 Years Ago, Bar Raid Ignited Detroit’s Simmering Rage

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Rioting began on July 23, 1967, after a late-night police raid on a "blind pig," an illegal after-hours club. Over five days, 43 people were killed, 1,200 injured and 7,200 arrested. The Free Press says, "We can now recognize that Detroit in 1967 was a city of deep divisions that permeated every level of public life . . .

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