July 23rd The Detroit riot of 1967 started between African Americans and the Detroit Police Department. The riot started on July 23, 1967 and lasted five days. It is marked as the turning point for the black power movement. What Happened? The riot started when police raided an illegal drinking club and arrested hundreds, the majorityContinue reading “Today in History | July 23 | Detroit Riot of 1967”
I struggled with how I wanted to address this topic. As a black woman living in America I felt it was my duty to speak up not only because of the platform I have, but also because of my own experiences. I know all too well the fears and what it means to be black in America.