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March on Milwaukee: Assisted Search - Civil Disturbances

In July 1967, Milwaukee experienced a civil disturbance, or what some have called a riot. Compared to other cities like Detroit, Newark, and Los Angeles, Milwaukee's disturbance was nowhere near as violent or chaotic. In fact, the violence reached its peak and died out in a five-hour period. It began on the night of July 30 at around 9:45 p.m. on Milwaukee's North Third Street. By the early morning of July 31, the disturbance had settled down.  more...

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