Interview with John Conyers
QUESTION 25
INTERVIEWER:

So the question is --

JOHN CONYERS:

The Detroit riots were inevitable in the sense that the building frustrations of the Black community, the powerlessness that left them without, ah, any way to redress and, and no way for them to see that they were ever going to get out of it really formed the, the incendiary base for something as trivial as, ah, ah, ah, breaking up a after-hours joint to create the, the most destructive civil disobedience riot in American history in terms of the life and damage that it caused, but it, it had to come out. And, and once this thing started, ah, as we find out, it was unstoppable.

INTERVIEWER: