1967: U.S. President proclaims a national day of prayer and reconciliation after racial riots

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U.S. President Lyndon Johnson proclaims a national day of prayer and reconciliation after racial riots in Detroit kill 40 people, injure 2,000 people, and destroy 5,000 homes.

To: 
General public after riots in Detroit
From: 
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson
Year of Apology: 
1967
Footnote: 
Taylor, Tim. The Book of Presidents. Arno, 1972. p563.