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Horror at the Algiers: Inside the Real-Life Story Dramatized in Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit

Horror at the Algiers: Inside the Real-Life Story Dramatized in Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit

A half-century on, Detroit bears the scars of racial violence that racked it and other cities in the late 1960s.

Tensions boiled over in the summer of 1967 when Detroit Police raided an African-American speakeasy in the dead of the night on July 23. After the officers arrested all civilians found at the scene, the city began to riot in defiance, leading to a week of unrest and dozens of deaths.

Kathryn Bigelow’s new film Detroit dramatizes an incident at the Algiers Motel that occurred on the third night of the riots in which police and National Guardsmen, claiming to be looking for snipers,

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