The following is a list of several sources relating to the unrest of July 1967, its causes, and its impact. The list is not comprehensive, and we will be adding to it on an ongoing basis. If you know of a resource that should be added to the list, please send us the name of the source and publication information to


Axtell, Bill. Seven Days in July, July 23-29, 1967: One Radio Station’s Coverage of the Nation’s Worst Riot. Southfield, Mich: WXYZ Radio, 1967.

Cavanaugh, Jerome P., Martin Hayden, Haynes Johnson, William C. Matney, John L. Steele, and Edwin H. Newman. Meet the Press Sunday, July 30, 1967 with Guest Jerome P. Cavanaugh, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan. St. Paul, Minn: 3 MIM Press Co, 1972.

Detroit (MI). Appearance of the City of Detroit before the President’s National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. 1967.

Detroit (MI). Detroit Police Department Photograph Collection. 1967.

Detroit (Mich.). Statistical Report on the Civil Disorder Occurring in the City of Detroit. [Detroit]: The Bureau, 1967.

Detroit (MI), and Andrew F. Wilson. Detroit Police Department additional papers. 1965-1993.

Detroit (MI), Guardians – Detroit Police Association: A Tribute to Black Police Officers. VHS. 1989

Detroit Future City: 2012 Detroit Strategic Framework Plan. Detroit: Inland Press, 2012.

DeRamus, Betty. “Black Power, Black Rebellion” Negro Digest. November 1967, 24-28.

Drachler, Norman. A Report on Immediate Needs of Public Schools in Areas Affected by Civil Disturbances of July 1967. [Detroit, Mich.]: Board of Education of the City of Detroit, 1967.

Films Media Group, Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), and National Archives and Records Service. The Detroit Riots, 1967. New York, N.Y.: Films Media Group, 2010. <>.

Lachman, Sheldon J., and Benjamin Donald Singer. The Detroit Riot of July 1967: A Psychological, Social and Economic Profile of 500 Arrestees. Detroit: Behavior Research Institute, 1968.

Lee, Owen, William Fyffe, and Ken Thomas. WXYZ-TV News. News Coverage of the Detroit Riots of July, 1967. Compilation. Detroit, Mich: WXYZ-TV, 1967.

Lincoln, James H. The Anatomy of a Riot: A Detroit Judge’s Report. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.

Lowell, Jon. A Time of Tragedy; A Special Report. Detroit’s Riot from 3:30 A.M. July 23, 1967, When It Began, Until the Moment It Stopped. Detroit: Detroit News, 1967.

Luby, Elliot D. and James Hedegard. “A Study of Civil Disorder in Detroit.” William and Mary Law Review 10(3): 586-630.

Meyer, Philip. Return to 12th Street. A Follow-Up Survey of Attitudes of Detroit Negroes. Detroit: Detroit Free Press, 1968.

Michigan State University. Detroit Riots, 1967: File of Clippings and Miscellanea. 1970.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. NAACP Detroit Branch Records. 1943 – 1970.

New Detroit Committee. Progress Report. Detroit, 1969.

Scott, III, William Walter. Hurt, Baby, Hurt. Ann Arbor, MI: New Ghetto Press, 1970.

Transcript. Jerome P. Cavanagh Oral History Interview I, 3/22/1971, by Joe B. Frantz. LB Library.

United States. Civil Disorders – TF Detroit. Washington D.C.: Dept. of the Army, Office of the Adjutant General, 1967.

United States. The Detroit Riot–a Profile of 500 Prisoners. [Washington, D.C.]: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Manpower Administration, 1968.

United States. The Detroit Riots, 1968. [College Park, MD]: National Archives and Records Administration, 2009.

Vance, Cyrus R. Final Report of Cyrus R. Vance, Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Concerning the Detroit Riots, July 23 Through August 2, 1967. [Washington D.C.]: [Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)], 1967.

Warren, Donald. “Suburban Isolation and Race Tension: The Detroit Case.” Social Problems (Oxford University Press) 17 (1970): 324-339.


Bergesen, Albert. 1982. “Race Riots of 1967: An Analysis of Police Violence in Detroit and Newark” Journal of Black Studies 12(3): 261-274.

Berlatsky, Noah. The 1967 Detroit Riots. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2013.

Boyle, Kevin. Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2004.

Boskin, Joseph. “The Revolt of the Urban Ghettos, 1964-1967.” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 382: 1-14.

Buchanan, Heather, Sharon Stanford, and Teresa Kimble. Eyes on Fire: Witnesses to the Detroit Riot of 1967. Detroit: Aquarius Press, 2007.

Burns, Andrea A. “Waging War in a Model City: The Investigation of ‘Subversive’ Influences in the 1967 Detroit Riot.” Michigan Historical Review. 30(1): 3-30.

Capeci, Dominic J. Race Relations in Wartime Detroit: The Sojourner Truth Housing Controversy of 1937-1943. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.

Carr, Homer Bruce. “Before the Ghetto: A Study of Detroit Negroes in the 1890s.” Thesis: Wayne State University, 1968.

Clive, Alan. State of War: Michigan in World War II. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1979.

Conot, Robert. American Odyssey. New York: William Morrow & Co, 1974.

Darden, Joe T., and Richard Walter Thomas. Detroit: Race Riots, Racial Conflicts, and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2013.

Dykes, Jr., De Witt S. “Cornelius Langston Henderson, Sr.; Frederick Blackburn Pelham.” African American Architects, ed. by Dreck S. Wilson. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Dykes, Jr., De Witt S. “Meta Elizabeth Pelham.” Notable Black American Women, ed. Jessie Carney Smith. Farmington Hills: Thompson Gale, 2003.

Edgar, Julie and Julie Wiener. “Out of the Ashes” Detroit Jewish News. July 25, 1997, 52-59.

Farley, Reynolds, Sheldon Danziger, and Harry J. Holzer. Detroit Divided. New York: Rusell Sage Foundation, 2000.

Fine, Sidney. Violence in the Model City: The Cavanagh Administration, Race Relations, and the Detroit Riot of 1967. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1989.

Gavrilovich, Peter, and Bill McGraw. The Detroit Almanac: 300 Years of Life in the Motor City. Detroit: Detroit Free Press, 2000.

Geschwender, James A. Class, Race, and Worker Insurgency: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

Goldberg, Louis C. “Ghetto Riots and Others: The Face of Civil Disorder in 1967.” Journal of Peace Research. 5(2): 116-132.

Gordon, Leonard. A City in Racial Crisis; The Case of Detroit Pre- and Post- the 1967 Riot. [Dubuque, Iowa]: W.C. Brown Co, 1971.

Green, III, William. Victims of the 1967 Detroit Riot. Unpublished, 2016.

Hammer, Peter J. 2016. “Letter to Judge Rhodes: Evaluation of the ‘Expert Report of Martha E.M. Kopacz Regarding the Feasibility of the City of Detroit Plan of Adjustment.’” Journal of Law in Society 17(1): 19-47.

Henrickson, Wilma Wood. Detroit Perspectives: Crossroads and Turning Points. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991.

Herman, Max Arthur. Summer of Rage: An Oral History of the 1967 Newark and Detroit Riots. 2013.

Hoult, Thomas F., and Albert J. Mayer. The Population Revolution in Detroit. Detroit: Institute for Regional and Urban Studies, Wayne State University, 1963.

Hyde, Charles K. Arsenal of Democracy: The American Automobile Industry in World War II. Detroit: Wayne State University, 2013.

Hyde, Charles K. Riding the Roller Coaster: A History of the Chrysler Corporation. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2003.

Jargowsky, Paul A. “Architecture of Segregation: Civil Unrest, the Concentration of Poverty, and Public Policy.” The Century Foundation, August 7, 2015.

Katzman, David. Before the Ghetto: Black Detroit in the Nineteenth Century. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1973.

Kelly, Cynthia H. “Detroit: Since Last Summer” . 68(6):1278-1282.

Kenyon, Amy Maria. Dreaming Suburbia: Detroit and the Production of Postwar Space and Culture. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2004.

Kenyon, Amy Maria. “Of Rumor and Riot” Belt. July, 2015.

Kirsbaum, Harry and Sharon Luckerman. “Remembering the Riots.” Detroit Jewish News. July 26, 2002: 16-19.

Lester, Sondai. Crossing Generations to Reflect on: The 1967 Detroit Rebellions. Detroit, MI: Broadside Press, 1999.

Lichtenstein, Nelson, and Stephen Meyer. On the Line: Essays in the History of Auto Work. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Lincoln, James H. The Anatomy of a Riot: A Detroit Judge’s Report. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1968.

Lipsitz, George. 2011. How Racism Takes Place. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2011.

Locke, Hubert G. The Detroit Riot of 1967. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1969.

Loewen, James. Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism. New York: The New Press, 2005.

Lowinger, Paul, and Frida Huige. The National Guard in the 1967 Detroit Uprising. Detroit: Dept. of Psychiatry of Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Lafayette Clinic, 1968.

Luby, Elliott D., and Boyce Rensberger. City in Crisis: The People and Their Riot : a Social Psychological Study of the Detroit Uprising and Its Aftermath. Detroit, Mich: The Clinic, 1969.

Mallas Jr., Aris A., Rea McCain, and Margaret K. Hedden. Forty Years In Politics: The Story of Ben Pelham. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1957.

Meier, August, and Elliot Rudwick. Black Detroit and the Rise of the UAW. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.

Metzger, Kurt. 2012. “Racial and Ethnic Trends in Southeast Michigan.” Presentation at Wayne State University Law School, January 25.

Post, Argie White. Rape of Detroit. Hicksville, N.Y.: Exposition Press, 1975.

Powell, John A. Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Conceptions of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.

Reece, Jason, and Christy Rodgers. 2008. “Opportunity for All: Inequity, Linked Fate and Social Justice in Detroit and Southeast Michigan.” Columbus: Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University, 2008.

Rist, Ray C. The Quest for Autonomy: A Socio-Historical Study of Black Revolt in Detroit. Los Angeles: Center for Afro-American Studies, University of California, 1972.

Rusk, David. 2013. Cities Without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective, 4th Ed. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press with Johns Hopkins University Press.

Sands, Gary, and Mark Skidmore. 2015. “Detroit and the Property Tax: Strategies to Improve Revenue and Enhance Equity.” Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Sauter, Van Gordon and Burleigh Hines. Nightmare in Detroit: a Rebellion and its Victims. Chicago: Henry Regnery Co., 1968.

Singer, Benjamin D., Richard W. Osborn, and James A. Geschwender. Black Rioters; A Study of Social Factors and Communication in the Detroit Riot. Lexington, Mass: Heath Lexington Books, 1970.

Small Screen Productions, and Carousel Films. 1967 Detroit Riot A Community Speaks. New York, NY: Carousel Film & Video, 2003.

Stephenson, Charles, and Robert Asher. Life and Labor: Dimensions of American Working-Class History. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1986.

Sugrue, Thomas J. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Sugrue, Thomas J. 2014. “From Motor City to Motor Metropolis: How the Automobile Industry Reshaped Urban America.” Automobile in American Life and Society.

Sugrue, Thomas J. Report of Thomas Sugrue. New York: US District Court, Southern District of New York. Case 1:12-cv-07667-VEC-GWG, Document 133, Filed 06/27/14.…/sugrue-expert-adkins-stanley.pdf.

Thomas, June Manning, and Henco Bekkering. Mapping Detroit: Land, Community, and Shaping a City. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2015.

Thomas, June Manning. Redevelopment and Race: Planning a Finer City in Postwar Detroit. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.

Thomas, Richard W. Life For Us Is What We Make It: Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-1945. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

Thompson, Heather Ann. Whose Detroit?: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001.

Ulbrich, Casandra E. “Riot or Rebellion: Media Framing and the 1967 Detroit Uprising” (2011). Wayne State University Dissertations. Paper 338. http://digitalcommons,

Warren, Donald I. “Neighborhood Status Modality and Riot Behavior: An Analysis of the Detroit Disorders of 1967.” The Sociology Quarterly. 12(3): 350-368.

Weber, Peter. 2013. “The Rise and Fall of Detroit: A Timeline.” The Week, July 19.

Welch, Susan. Race and Place: Race Relations in an American City. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Widick, B.J. Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1989.

Williams, Paige. “Drop Dead, Detroit! The Suburban Kingpin who is Thriving off the City’s Decline.” New Yorker, January 27, 2014.