Racial Violence Continues

Members of the Black Panther Party are met on the State Capitol steps by state police Lt. Ernest Holloway, who informed them that they would be allowed to keep their weapons as long as they caused no trouble or did not try to disturb the peace.

July-August - Across America - Beginning on July 12, over thirty major racial disturbances occurred in Chicago, New York City, Cleveland, Newark, New Jersey, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Chicago, and Atlanta and finally culminated in Detroit, Michigan. In these cities, Black people broke windows, looted, and set fires in what is considered to be the worst wave of urban rioting in American history.