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50 years after the 1967 Riot in Grand Rapids: What we know and what can we learn?

On July 25th, 1967, Grand Rapids police officers arrested several Black youth, when they pulled them over believing they were in a stolen vehicle. One source says that the officers may have used excessive force in dealing with the Black youth, according … Continue reading

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Centering White Voices: How WOOD TV 8 framed the 1967 riot in Grand Rapids

Next summer will mark the 50th anniversary of what is often called the 1967 “race riots” in Grand Rapids. Previously, we have looked at the Grand Rapids Press coverage of this black uprising, which was responding to police brutality and … Continue reading

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