It was muggy early Sunday morning and about 160 men and women drank and listened to music inside a “blind pig” at a social hall on Detroit’s west side.

Then police raided the joint. It attracted little attention.

It was also sticky almost 45 years ago to the day when cops raided a blind pig about five miles away, at 12th and Clairmount. That raid ignited a week-long riot that changed the landscape of Detroit.

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