A riot broke out as a result of a police raid on a the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. Members of the gay community clashed with police over the next few days. The protests over mistreatment and oppression sparked a wider movement for gay rights.
The Weathermen, a radical faction of Students for a Democratic Society, organized three “Days of Rage” in Chicago. Protestors rioted in the streets, destroying property and clashing with police. Almost three hundred people were arrested.
Members of the Ku Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church, an African American church, in Birmingham, Alabama. The bomb was detonated just before a Sunday service, killing four young girls and injuring fourteen other people.