This Day In History: 1967-07-12

1967: Black riots and looting begin in Newark, New Jersey, just a few years after Blacks became the majority there, ostensibly over an arrest of a Black man. That Newark was the first American city to hire Black officers made no difference in the predictable result.  Twenty-six are killed and hundreds are injured, and the city — blighted, filthy, and dangerous — never recovers.

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1967-07-12