1967 Detroit Riots Documentary

Fifty years after the Detroit riots and the Algiers Motel deaths in the summer of 1967, this CBS Sunday Morning documentary segment takes a look back at the unrest in Detroit. It includes interviews with a former black police officer who was shot at by white cops on his way home from work during the riots, and security guard Melvin Dismukes who was tried for assault when police tried to place blame on him for what happened at the Algiers Motel, allegations that were never founded. Dismukes is a central character in Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit film and is portrayed by John Boyega.




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