50 years ago it was not just about baseball in Detroit – Part 31 – 1967 Detroit riots

The 1967 Detroit rebellion, also known as the 1967 Detroit riot or as the 12th Street riot, was a violent public disorder that turned into a civil disturbance in Detroit, Michigan. It began in the early morning hours of Sunday July 23, 1967.

There was a recent article “Black Tigers: Detroit and the 1967 Rebellion” written by Andrew Linden Louis Moore and posted on the Sports in American History site that is worth reading. Check it out, it might make you wonder how much progress we have really made in the last 50 years.

Lenny Green who played for the Senators/Twins from 1959-1964 is one of the players in the article.

When Detroit rioted, Tigers games moved to … Baltimore

1967 Riots in Detroit images

Baseball’s Black Problem


The rest of the stories that I have done on the 1967 AL pennant race can be found here.

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