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Remembering the Riots: Detroit 40 Years Later


Forty years ago this week, riots in Detroit left 43 people dead, 7,000 people arrested, and more than 1,300 buildings destroyed. City residents discuss the 1967 riots and how Detroit has struggled to break down racial and economic barriers and move forward from the past.

Isaiah McKinnon, former Detroit chief of police; associate professor of Education at the University of Detroit Mercy

Sandra West, reporter for United Press International during the 1967 Detroit riots

Carol Boyd, director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan

Nathan Conyers, president, Jaguar of Novi Automobile Dealership

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