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Eyewitnesses to Detroit's Chaos

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Eyewitnesses to Detroit's Chaos

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Eyewitnesses to Detroit's Chaos

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During the summer of 1967, the Detroit Riots brought national attention to a city fired up over poverty, racism and police brutality. For five days, looters roamed the streets, fires blazed, 43 people died and thousands were arrested.

Two witnesses of the riots — Tim Myrick, author of In the Waters of My Mind, and Dr. Patricia Gussin, author of Shawdow of Death — talk about its impact.