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dc.contributor.advisorLewis, James E., 1964-
dc.contributor.authorMarek, Anna
dc.descriptioniii, 52 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe author traces the 20th century migration of African Americans from the rural South to cities in the North and the growing problems with housing, employment and racial tensions that exploded in July, 1967 in riots in Newark, New Jersey, Detroit, Michigan and other Northern cities including Grand Rapids, Michigan. The author reviews the efforts of the Grand Rapids Urban League to address racial tensions increased by postwar white flight and suburbanization and the coverage of events in the Grand Rapids Press.en_US
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dc.title"The Week it Happened Here": The Urban League and Race Relations in Postwar Grand Rapidsen_US
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