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The 1969 South University Riot

The 1969 South University Riot was a series of confrontations between local law enforcement and factions of Ann Arbor’s counterculture population that extended over three nights, from June 16-18, on or near the four-block South University Avenue shopping district in Ann Arbor.

Monday, June 16

Parking Lot In South University Business District, January 1960

Parking Lot In South University Business District, January 1960 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 16, 1960
Caption
For 102 Cars: This S. University off-street parking lot operated by the city has spaces for 102 cars. The lot is slated to be paved this spring and a Church St. entry to the lot put in. The lot is in the center for motorists to get to stores.

South University Business District, January 1960

South University Business District, January 1960 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 16, 1960
Caption
"The Street': An estimated $1,000,000 has been "pumped" into the S. University Ave. business sector, revitalizing it from a shopping area of store facades attached to houses to a center similar to the S. State St. business area. The problems and future of the S. University area are being studied by a businessman's association there.