For those of a certain age, the violence and rising tensions we are witnessing in the United States have stirred feelings of anxiousness that are familiar. We have seen this movie before.
My family was glued to our television set in the summer of 1967, watching news coverage of a five-day riot in Detroit, which was less than an hour’s drive from our home. It began when police raided an unlicensed drinking club in the early-morning hours of July 23. The arrests of more than 80 black people found in the after-hours joint incited a mob outside.