Race riots in Newark and Detroit (41 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


Riots by blacks wrecked Newark, New Jersey on 12-17 July, killing twenty-six and injuring 1,500; over 1000 people were arrested. On 23-30, Detroit was rocked by rioting, looting, and burning in its ghetto. More than 40 people died, 2000 were injured and 5000 were left homeless.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Race riots in Newark and Detroit". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5674, accessed 29 March 2017.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s

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