The 1964 Paterson Riot: Three Days That Changed a City

Aired: September 28, 2014

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2014 marks the 50th anniversary of The 1964 Paterson Riot, at a time when the nation is again re-examining its racial legacy and history of conflict. Over three days in 1964, August 11-13, an inner city neighborhood in Paterson, NJ was torn by violence. In this episode authors George Lipsitz and Richard Polton discuss their new book The 1964 Paterson Riot: Three Days That Changed a City, which argues that in order to understand those events, the Paterson of 1964 has to be explored.

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