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Pulling back the curtain on all the great debates and controversies of American History.

July 20, 2017

Episode 39 - Long, Hot Summer: Race Riots in 1960s America

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50 years on from the 'long, hot summer' of 1967 we look back at the race riots that became a common feature of the 1960s landscape in the United States. Should we call them riots? Why did they happen in the same decade in which African-Americans achieved the greatest legislative progress in 100 years? How did politicians responded to America's burning cities? And do they hold any lessons for modern America? These are just some of the questions we seek to answer about the riots.

The podcast begins with an NBC broadcast you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hOoW0U6g_E

Thanks again for listening.

Cheers,

Mark and Malcolm

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