WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — In today’s Back Story, we take a look back on the Newark riots in the summer of 1967.

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It was an era of free love, civil rights and Vietnam.

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There was uneasiness and unrest in urban centers around the country, as the bubbles of discrimination and distrust were rising to the surface, boiling over.

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After four days of violence, looting and arson, more than two dozen people were dead.

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