This Day In History - 12th Street Riot 1967

12th Street Riot 1967

Sunday, July 23, 2023

All Day

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Event Description

In the early morning hours of July 23, 1967, one of the worst riots in U.S. history breaks out on 12th Street in the heart of Detroit'spredominantly African-American inner city. By the time it was quelled fourdays later by 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, and nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned.

Event Location

Detroit, MI, United States