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The Riot Report

Season 36 Episode 5 | 1hr 53m 04s

When Black neighborhoods across America erupted in violence during the summer of 1967, President Johnson appointed a commission to determine what happened, why it happened, and what could be done to keep it from happening again. The bi-partisan commission’s final report offered a shockingly unvarnished assessment of American race relations that would doom its finding to political oblivion.

Aired: 04/22/24 | Expires: 06/21/24
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