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Detroit Riots 1967. Ms. Eraqi. 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. How It Started.

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boiling tensions
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
how it started
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
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National Guard & 82nd Airborne
  • National Guard was mobilized within 2 days
  • On 4th Day of Riots 82nd Airborne was called by President Johnson
damage
Damage
  • 7,000 Arrests
  • 1,189 Injuries
  • 43 Deaths
  • Over $5,000,000 in damages
detroit today
Detroit Today
  • Blacks still facing housing crisis
  • Lack of Jobs
  • No transportation
  • Declining population