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In 1967 he started the Detroit uprising. His son wrestles with the carnage.

The blind pig, also known as the United Community League for Civic Action, was on the second floor of Economy Printing at 9125 12th Street. A police raid on this illegal bar and gambling joint sparked the 1967 Detroit uprising. Bill Scott threw the first bottle at police, an act that encouraged violent uprisings by black Detroiters in 1967. His son grew up thinking his race didn’t matter. Until one night, suddenly, it did.

Source: Bridge • The Center for MichiganHe started the Detroit riot. His son wrestles with the carnage.

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