1969 South University Riots

Procession of students on South University, June, 1969

Procession of students on South University, June, 1969

On a hot June night in 1969, over 1,000 youths tried to "liberate" South University and turn it into a "People's Park." On the third night of escalating conflict, city police and sheriff's deputies responded to rock throwing by using tear gas and nightsticks to clear the street. This incident symbolized for many the political and social upheaval of the time.

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969

Girl on curb with police in riot gear, June 1969

Officers with nightsticks, riot helmets, and gas masks form a line on South University at Church Street, June 1969

Frame location: North side of South University in plaza southeast of West Hall (Engineering Arch), facing southeast

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Melee Hinders Murder Probe

Ann Arbor News, June 18, 1969


Melee Hinders Murder Probe
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MOVIN' ON UP

Ann Arbor News, May 3, 1995


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Harris and Fleming State Views on Fracas

Ann Arbor News, June 18, 1960


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Fracas Arrests Rise to 69

Ann Arbor News, June 19, 1969


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Violence Drops Off As Police Arrest 21

Ann Arbor News, June 19, 1969


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13 Arrested In Fracas Now Free Of Charges

Ann Arbor News, June 20, 1969


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From War Battle to Street Battle in Just 2 Weeks

Ann Arbor News, June 20, 1969


From War Battle to Street Battle in Just 2 Weeks
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Demonstrations Can Be Costly For City, County

Ann Arbor News, October 19, 1969


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