Race riots in Newark and Detroit

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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.

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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 28 November 2015.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s