Tag Archives: Race Riots

The History of the “Riot” Report

Detroit, July 25, 1967. Thousands of U.S. troops were deployed to the city. “On February 14, 1965, back from a trip to Los Angeles, and a week before he was killed in New York, Malcolm X gave a speech in … Continue reading

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Reflections on 1960, the Year of Africa

Senegal. “Tante Angélique,” 1961. “A little more than a year ago, the archival storytelling group came across a photo of a woman carrying on her back a baby holding a tiny Nigerian flag. The year was 1960. It was a … Continue reading

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The Algiers Motel Incident – John Hersey (1968)

“The Algiers Motel incident occurred in Detroit, Michigan, United States, throughout the night of July 25–26, 1967 during the racially charged 12th Street Riot. At the Algiers Motel, approximately one mile east of where the riot began, three civilians were … Continue reading

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Long, hot summer of 1967

A man is taken into custody in Detroit. “The summer of 1967 was a season divided by emotion. For the bohemians in San Francisco, it was the Summer of Love: an embrace of free love, psychedelics, and rock ‘n’ roll. … Continue reading

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A Report from Occupied Territory – James Baldwin (July 11, 1966)

“On April 17, 1964, in Harlem, New York City, a young salesman, father of two, left a customer’s apartment and went into the streets. There was a great commotion in the streets, which, especially since it was a spring day, … Continue reading

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The turning point: 1968

President Johnson reviews reports from Khe Sanh in the White House situation room “It was February 5, 1968, and Washington Star reporter Jack Horner had an angry President Lyndon Johnson on the phone. Johnson liked Horner and was willing to … Continue reading

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Division Street riots

“The Division Street riots were episodes of rioting and civil unrest, which started on June 12 and continued through June 14, 1966. These riots are remembered as a turning point in Puerto Rican civic involvement in Chicago. This was the … Continue reading

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Sunset Strip curfew riots

“The Sunset Strip curfew riots, also known as the ‘hippie riots’, were a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California in 1966. By the mid 1960s, The … Continue reading

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Fillmore Street 1960

Lee’s Liquor Store at 1656-58 Fillmore Street, between Geary and Post, in early 1960s “KQED’s mobile film unit follows author and activist James Baldwin in the spring of 1963, as he’s driven around San Francisco to meet with members of … Continue reading

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Hunters Point Uprising

Newcomb and 3rd Street – Sept. 28, 1966 “On September 27, 1966 a white police officer shot and killed a seventeen-year-old African American teen, Matthew Johnson, Jr., as he fled the scene of a stolen car. Arthur Hippler wrote a … Continue reading

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