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Detroit Riot of 1967

  • By: Traqina Quarks Emeka
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The 1967 Detroit riot marked a point in U.S. history at which racial tensions between African Americans and Whites reached deadly proportions. Prior to the 1967 riot, allegations of police brutality, racial tension, and racial discrimination prompted a string of racial ...

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