June 25, 1943

Curfew Lifted, Liquor Sale Allowed
DETROIT, Mich.—Five days after rioting broke out across Detroit, the city is said to be returning to normalcy, allowing the curfew that has been in place to be lifted for the outlying metropolitan areas. The curfew for Detroit proper has been moved from 10 p.m. to midnight. Additionally, liquor sales may resume from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. Governor Harry F. Kelly proclaimed a state of emergency on Monday and requested assistance of federal troops to help quell the race riots. That same day, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People asked President Roosevelt to make an appeal via radio to Americans to “resist Axis and other propaganda” that it blames for racial unrest such as what developed in Detroit. Since the rioting began, thirty people have died and more than three hundred have been injured.

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