Today in World War II History—June 22, 1943
80 Years Ago—June 22, 1943: In the Detroit race riot, 24 Blacks and 9 whites are killed, 800 wounded (75% of the wounded are Black), 1800 arrested (80% Black); governor requests federal troops.
W.E.B. Du Bois becomes the first Black member of the National Institute of Letters.
Movie premiere of So Proudly We Hail, about nurses on Bataan, starring Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, and Veronica Lake.