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50 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1967

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A half-century ago, protests erupted around the world against the Vietnam War, Montreal hosted Expo ‘67, race riots in the U.S. destroyed parts of Detroit and other northern cities, Elvis Presley married Priscilla in Las Vegas, O.J. Simpson was a running back for the University of Southern California, Israel fought and won the Six- Day War against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria, the 20th Century Limited passenger train made its final run from New York to Chicago, and much more.

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Boston Marathon race official Jock Semple (in street clothes) enters the field of runners to try to pull Kathy Switzer (261) out of the race. At the time, women were not allowed to compete in the marathon, and Semple was yelling at Switzer to "Get the hell out of my race". Male runners, including Switzer's boyfriend, moved in to form a protective curtain around the female track hopeful until Semple was finally wedged out of the race 

Boston Celtics' Bill Russell (left) and 76ers Wilt Chamberlain (right) battles for the ball during 2nd period action in the fourth game of the NBA playoffs in Boston Garden. 

A National Guardsman stands at the ready at a Detroit intersection during the summer riots of 1967. Frustration and despair erupted from the sidewalks of northern U.S. cities where blacks saw little change following the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 

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Comment by David W. Moore on February 10, 2017 at 6:13pm

I still have my Riot Squad jacket hanging in my closet. Size medium. About two sizes to small now. Also have a tee-shirt from our 20 year reunion. Coming up on 50 years makes you think back. Riot Squad was quite a loud group. Alot of fun.

Comment by Mike Simpson on February 10, 2017 at 2:42pm

David, that's why we had the Riot squad :)

Comment by David W. Moore on February 9, 2017 at 4:14pm
I've thought about the last 50 years some lately. Some things have changed but others haven't. We still have war and poverty. Rioting is now called a violent protest. Anytime there is senseless violence and destruction it's still a riot. Look at O.J. now. What a waste of talent.

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