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Lessenberry reflects on 1967 riots in Detroit

Black and white shot of destroyed buildings in Detroit in 1967.
The Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library
Nearly 700 buildings, like the ones shown here at Warren Ave. and Grand River Ave., were destroyed or had to be demolished after the riots in Detroit in 1967.

As part of our series, "Summer of Rebellion," Michigan Radio Senior News Analyst Jack Lessenberry shares his memories of the unrest in Detroit in July 1967 with Morning Edition host Doug Tribou. They also discuss the role that week's events played in Detroit's larger decline.

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