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Toward Freedom LandThe Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America$
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Harvard Sitkoff

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125831

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.001.0001

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The Detroit Race Riot of 1943

The Detroit Race Riot of 1943

(p.43) 3 The Detroit Race Riot of 1943
Toward Freedom Land

Harvard Sitkoff

University Press of Kentucky

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

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