Includes bibliographical references (p.160-161) and index.
Foreword -- Introduction -- World map -- Historical Background On The 1967 Detroit Riots: -- Overview of the 1967 Detroit Riots / Walter C Rucker -- President Johnson explains why he is sending troops into Detroit / Lyndon Baines Johnson -- Congress struggles to respond to urban rioting / Chalmer M Roberts -- Police terrorize citizens in the Algiers motel / John Hersey -- Victims of the Detroit riots / Detroit and Newark of 1967 -- Controversies Surrounding the 1967 Detroit Riots: -- Detroit riots show the need for elected urban black leadership / John W Smith and Lois H Smith -- Elected urban black leadership did not solve racial problems in Detroit / Amy Lee and Darren A Nichols -- Detroit riots showed the need for more government programs in cities / Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders -- Government intervention caused the Detroit Riots / David R Henderson -- Minority groups must revolt against oppression / H Rap Brown -- Black revolutionaries undermine the cause they seek to represent / Detroit News -- 1967 riots led to Detroit's decline / Debbie Schlussel -- 1967 riots did not cause Detroit's decline / Don Keko -- Detroit riots hold lessons for understanding the 2011 UK riots / Gary Young -- Personal Narratives: -- Journalist who lived in the riot zone reports on her experiences / Sandra A West -- Resident of the Detroit suburbs remember the riots / Jeff L Howe -- Educator recalls the 1967 Detroit riots in the summer after her high school graduation / Doreen Cato -- Big bang / Coleman Young and Lonnie Wheeler -- Author recalls how the riots interrupted her wedding party / Theresa Welsh -- Chronology -- For further reading -- Index.
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