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The Detroit Race Riot of 1943

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125831
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135526 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0004
The Detroit Race Riot of 1943

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This chapter discusses the Detroit race riot of 1943. This event was marked by an increase in the frequency and boldness of racial violence. It was caused by the forced close mingling of Negroes with southern whites on buses and trolleys, and eventually led to fights and stabbings.

Keywords: Detroit race riot; racial violence; buses; Negroes; southern whites

Chapter.  8682 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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