A Letter From The Publisher: Aug. 4, 1967


AT 9 a.m. on Sunday the telephone rang in the home of Detroit Correspondent Joseph Kane. The call was from Ed Bailey, a Negro photographer who has excellent contacts in the city's Negro community. Bailey sounded shaken. "It's here, baby," he said.

Kane was about to take his family on a lakeside vacation and thought he might have to postpone his departure an hour or so, but no more, "because riots just don't happen here." He went down to Twelfth Street to take a look. When he saw the smoke on the horizon and heard the first eyewitness accounts of...

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