Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission Report)

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMISSION ON CIVIL DISORDERS ( - )

The summer of 1967 again brought racial disorders to American cities, and with them shock, fear and bewilderment to the nation. The worst came during a two-week period in July, first in Newark and then in Detroit. Each set off a chain reaction in neighboring communities. On July 28, 1967, the President of the United States [Lyndon B. Johnson] established this Commission and directed us to answer three basic questions:
What happened?
Why did it happen?
What can be done to prevent it from happening again?

This is our basic conclusion: Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white--separate and unequal. This deepening racial division is not inevitable. The movement apart can be reversed. Choice is still possible. Our principal task is to define that choice and to press for a national resolution. - Summary from the Introduction

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology), Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Summary, part 1 realisticspeakers
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Play 02 Summary, part 2 Michele Fry
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Play 03 Summary, part 3 Michele Fry
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Play 04 Summary, part 4 Michele Fry
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Play 05 Preface Craig Campbell
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Play 06 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Introduction Colleen McMahon
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Play 07 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Tampa William Allan Jones
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Play 08 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Cincinnati William Allan Jones
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Play 09 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Atlanta Colleen McMahon
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Play 10 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Newark Eric Evans
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Play 11 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Northern New Jersey Eric Evans
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Play 12 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Plainfield and New Brunswick PhyllisV
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Play 13 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Detroit, part 1 PhyllisV
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Play 14 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Detroit, part 2 PhyllisV
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Play 15 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Detroit, part 3 PhyllisV
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Play 16 Ch 1 Profiles of Disorder: Detroit, part 4, Methodology PhyllisV
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Play 17 Ch 2 Patterns of Disorder: Introduction, The Pattern of Violence and Damage ToddHW
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Play 18 Ch 2 Patterns of Disorder: The Riot Process Eric Evans
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Play 19 Ch 2 Patterns of Disorder: The Riot Participant Eric Evans
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Play 20 Ch 2 Patterns of Disorder: The Background of Disorder marwalk
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Play 21 Ch 2 Patterns of Disorder: The Aftermath of Disorder marwalk
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Play 22 Ch 3 Organized Activity Eric Evans
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Play 23 Ch 4 The Basic Causes Eric Evans
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Play 24 Ch 5 Rejection and Protest: An Historical Sketch part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 25 Ch 5 Rejection and Protest: An Historical Sketch part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 26 Ch 5 Rejection and Protest: An Historical Sketch part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 27 Ch 5 Rejection and Protest: An Historical Sketch part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 28 Ch 6 The Formation of the Racial Ghettos Peter Kuhn
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Play 29 Ch 7 Unemployment, Family Structure and Social Disorganization, part 1 marwalk
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Play 30 Ch 7 Unemployment, Family Structure and Social Disorganization, part 2 marwalk
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Play 31 Ch 8 Conditions of Life in the Racial Ghetto Peter Kuhn
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Play 32 Ch 9 Comparing the Immigrant and Negro Experience Craig Campbell
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Play 33 Ch 10 The Community Response, part 1 Eric Evans
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Play 34 Ch 10 The Community Response, part 2 Eric Evans
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Play 35 Ch 11 Police and the Community, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 36 Ch 11 Police and the Community, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 37 Ch 11 Police and the Community, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 38 Ch 12 Control of Disorder, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 39 Ch 12 Control of Disorder, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 40 Ch 13 The Administration of Justice Under Emergency Conditions, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 41 Ch 13 The Administration of Justice Under Emergency Conditions, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 42 Ch 13 The Administration of Justice Under Emergency Conditions, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 43 Ch 14 Damages: Repair and Compensation KevinS
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Play 44 Ch 15 The News Media and The Disorders, part 1 Maria Kasper
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Play 45 Ch 15 The News Media and The Disorders, part 2 Maria Kasper
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Play 46 Ch 15 The News Media and The Disorders, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 47 Ch 15 The News Media and The Disorders, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 48 Ch 16 The Future of the Cities, part 1 Availle
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Play 49 Ch 16 The Future of the Cities, part 2 Availle
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Play 50 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 1 Mark Goodger
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Play 51 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 2 ToddHW
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Play 52 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 3 Maria Kasper
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Play 53 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 4 Maria Kasper
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Play 54 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 5 Maria Kasper
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Play 55 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 6 Maria Kasper
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Play 56 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 7 Maria Kasper
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Play 57 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 8 Maria Kasper
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Play 58 Ch 17 Recommendations for National Action, part 9 Maria Kasper
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Play 59 Conclusion BettyB
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Play 60 Supplement on Control of Disorder: The Police KevinS
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Play 61 Supplement on Control of Disorder: Fire Departments KevinS
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Play 62 Supplement on Control of Disorder: State Response KevinS
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Play 63 Supplement on Control of Disorder: Army Response KevinS
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Play 64 Supplement on Control of Disorder: Coordinating the Control Response, part 1 KevinS
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Play 65 Supplement on Control of Disorder: Coordinating the Control Response, part 2 KevinS
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Play 66 Supplement on Control of Disorder: Legal Needs for Riot Control KevinS
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Play 67 Other Supplements: Attorney General Letter, Constitution, Timeline Eric Evans
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Play 68 Appendices A-C BettyB
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