In July of 1967, shortly after a raid on a “drinking establishment” by police, the infamous Detroit riots of 1967 began. Over the next five days thousands of buildings and business where looted and burned. 43 people were killed, 1500 injured, and the “White Flight” accelerated exponentially, as fearful citizen’s (mostly white) left for the suburbs, leaving an already economically disadvantaged worse off than before.
As the 40th anniversary passed a few days ago, what has become of the area? Will it ever recover? How have the riots impacted Detroit and the surrounding area? There has been plenty written, and reported about it in the last week so there will be no in depth analysis here, just a few photos.
For more information on the riots, look at the following resources: