Detroit Remembers How The 1967 Riots Changed The City ForeverBreaking News
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● 50 Years Ago This Week: Detroit and 'The Fire This Time' (Time Magazine)
Few places in Detroit were more crowded on July 23 than the intersection of 12th Street and Clairmount Avenue.
A police raid on an illegal after-hours club sparked the Detroit 1967 Riots, known locally as a Rebellion. It was the worst of all the riots that would rock American cities in those years, resulting in at least 43 deaths and a vastly changed Detroit.
50 years later on that date, that same corner was full of activity, combining a sense of celebration with solemn remembrance. Much has changed: 12thStreet is now Rosa Parks Boulevard, honoring the civil rights heroine who lived nearby.
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