Detroit riot 1967

Containing the Crisis: A History of Mass Incarceration and Rebellion in the Rustbelt

A text from Michigan Abolition and Prisoner Solidarity. "To understand the 2016 Kinross Rebellion, and to build a stronger movement of resistance to state violence, we must look at the history of the rise of mass incarceration in the Rustbelt region and analyze the specific reasons for this growth of State control and repression."

The Detroit riot, 1967

Rioters in a barricaded street, Detroit 1967

A short account of the Detroit anti-police rebellion, one of the biggest uprisings in American history, which ended with more than 40 dead, 7000 arrested and 2000 buildings destroyed.

1967 Detroit riots photo gallery

Images from the 1967 Detroit riots, which started after a police raid on an unlicensed bar and happened within the context of a nationwide civil rights movement that was met by white and government resistance and seen by many blacks as moving too slow.