1943 Race Riots Research Paper

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1943 Race Riots-The Flame That Started the Fire Detroit City, the motor capital of the world, was roaring with jobs in 1943. Black’s from the South migrated North in search of jobs, new homes, and opportunities. In a prominent white area, the migration of blacks was not wanted. Segregation was still present throughout the U.S. Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites. World War II was underway which created more needs than the average company could produce. Jobs were being created as a result for the need of supplies. As the leading industry of manufacturing, Detroit was transformed into production of war vehicles and needs. Recruiters traveled to the south in promotion of

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