U.S. Government Printing Office: Washington, D.C., 1967. Paperback. Very Good. Item #21-4317
Two fold-out charts, 9 x 6", printed green wraps, 391pp. Covers have light creasing and staining, small edge tear, tiny tears to spine tips, contents very good condition. The civil rights disturbance, labeled The Houston Riot, occurred on the campus of Texas Southern University, starting on March 15, 1967. The students, along with environmental activists had a sit-in in front of one of the city's dumps (the dumps were located mainly in African-American neighborhoods) hoping the city would close it down. Over the next few days tensions between the protestors and the police escalated and there was a massive amount of gunfire, arrests, injuries and the death of a police officer. The hearing had statements from the Hon. George Bush and two others and statements from Mayor Louie Welch, Officer R.G. Blaylock, Lt. M.L. Singleton and several others. SCARCE.