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A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned in July 1967

Firefighters spray water on a smoking church.
Firefighters Fight Blaze at Grace Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1709 Plymouth Avenue.
Minneapolis Star and Tribune Negatives | Courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society file

A documentary called "A Fiery Unrest: Why Plymouth Avenue Burned," is about the causes and consequences of major violence and fires that broke out in north Minneapolis in July 1967.

The riot or rebellion, depending on your point of view, occurred July 19 through July 21, 1967.

The documentary was produced in 2019 by Nancy Rosenbaum.

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