PBS NewsHour

How the 1967 riots reshaped Detroit

Clip: 07/21/2017 | 9m 54s | Video has closed captioning.

In the summer of 1967, the simmering unrest in cities across America exploded. In Detroit, tensions between the police and the African-American community reached their limit, unleashing five days of full-out violence -- riots or a rebellion, depending on whom you ask. Fifty years later, special correspondent Soledad O'Brien reports on what sparked it all and the scars that remain today.

Aired: 07/21/17

Rating: NR

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