Detroit July 1967
The civil unrest in Detroit continued for four days until July 27, 1967. More than 1,600 buildings were damaged after fires spread from the business district to nearby residences. Property damage was estimated to be $132 million. About 7,200 people were arrested, and hundreds
Erected 2017 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan History Center. (Marker Number S0746C.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
Location. 42° 22.599′ N, 83° 5.989′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is on Rosa Parks Boulevard north of Clairmount Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in Gordon Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9155 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit MI 48206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Motown (approx. one mile away); North Woodward Avenue Congregational ChurchElijah McCoy Homesite (approx. 1.6 miles away); United Sound Systems Recording Studios (approx. 1.7 miles away); Orsel McGhee House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Studebaker in Detroit (approx. 1.9 miles away); Milwaukee Junction (approx. 1.9 miles away); Ford's Model T (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
Also see . . . How 1968 Detroit Tigers soothed a rebellious city's racial tension. Excerpt: It was a heavy adrenaline-buzz night, not out of place in Detroit in 1968, a year of triumph, drama, violence, racial turmoil and radical activism as the city continued to pick up the pieces from the 1967 rebellion and struggle with long-term decline. All that took place while Detroit’s white and black music scenes were exploding, drawing international acclaim. (Submitted on April 8, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan.)
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