It Shall Rise Again: Remembering the 50th Anniversary of the Detroit Riots

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At its economic height, the city of Detroit in 1967 boasted a population of nearly 2 million people and a powerhouse of an auto industry that served as the city’s backbone. Simultaneously, racial tension continued to broil just underneath the surface of the city, eventually erupting into what would be known today as the ‘67 Detroit Riots.

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