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Published on Jul 15, 2017

Fifty years ago this week the despair of a city led to devastation on its streets. In Newark, New Jersey, an unfounded rumor that a man had died in police custody triggered five nights of gunfire, arson and looting that left 26 people dead and neighborhoods in ruins. A half century later, Michelle Miller looks at the legacy of the Newark riots.

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