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  1. Detroit Riots 1967 Ms. Eraqi

  2. Boiling Tensions • Police Abuse • Lack of Affordable Housing • Urban Renewal Projects • Black Bottom & 1-75 • Economic Inequality • Rapid Demographic Change • More African-Americans • Black Militancy

  3. How It Started • Police raided an all black “Blind Pig” at 12th Street and Clairmount Avenue. • 83 African-Americans were celebrating the return of a Vietnam Vet. • Police tried to arrest all on the spot. • Angry crowds gathered outside

  4. National Guard & 82nd Airborne • National Guard was mobilized within 2 days • On 4th Day of Riots 82nd Airborne was called by President Johnson

  5. Map of Rioting

  6. Fatalities & Demographics

  7. Damage • 7,000 Arrests • 1,189 Injuries • 43 Deaths • Over $5,000,000 in damages

  8. Detroit Today • Blacks still facing housing crisis • Lack of Jobs • No transportation • Declining population