Detroit race riot

Events

August 5 1834,brothels catering to black men in predominately German neighborhoods had already occurred as early as

1834

April 23, 1891, workers of the privately run trolley system walked off their jobs

1891

February 27, 1946, some 150 local ethnic Polish whites vowed to keep out any black tenants in the new project

1942

February 28, 1942, at the intersection of Ryan Road and East Nevada Street to protest a black family that was in the process

1942

June 1943, Packard Motor Car Company finally promoted three blacks to work next to whites in the assembly lines.

1943

June 20, 1943; it was exacerbated by false rumors of racial attacks in both the black and white communities

1943

May 1966, a student protest at Detroit Northern High School made headlines throughout the city.

1966

August 18, 1967, the State Police department swore in the first black trooper in the fifty-year history of the organization

1967

July 1975, the white owner of a Livernois Avenue bar shot

1975