How The Detroit Free Press is Using Social Media to Mark the 50th Anniversary of the City’s Civil Unrest

This July marks the 50th anniversary of the civil disturbance and unrest that erupted in Detroit and we’re live-tweeting the events of historic July 1967.

When areas of the city turned violent on July 23, 1967, journalists braved dangers to cover the ensuing days and document the impact on people, neighborhoods, businesses, law enforcement, the political establishment and the city at large. The Free Press was recognized for its efforts with a Pulitzer Prize.

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