Hatred on the Home Front: The Detroit Race Riots During WWII

Army MPs guard a Detroit store from looters after wartime race riots in the city, June 1943.
Civil Rights Movement
'40s
Gordon Coster—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Seventy years after race riots tore through Detroit -- "the arsenal of democracy" -- during World War II, LIFE offers a series of photos from a great American city in turmoil. Read More

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