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MIXTAPE: Motor City Madness Mix

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This issue of The Messenger publishes on July 23, a day in history that marks one of the biggest riots/uprisings in American history: The 12th Street Riots in Detroit. After police raided an underground bar called The Blind Pig, the confrontation escalated, with Gov. Romney and President Johnson sending in troops. The result was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, over 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. Only the NYC riots during the Civil War and the LA riots in the 1990s were bigger.

Lest we forget, here’s a Detroit Riot themed Mixtape, with songs from The MC5, Night Riots, Eliot Smith, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Eminem, The Detroit Cobras and more. All are songs or bands about Detroit, riots, or both. And all are great. Check it out.


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