Historic Dayton Daily News front pages: Sept. 1966, covering the famous west Dayton riots

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The famous west Dayton riots happened from Sept. 1-3, 1966. As part of the 120th anniversary of the Dayton Daily News, here are views of the newspaper front pages during that time.

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The Dayton Daily News is noting its 120th anniversary with a weekly series of stories about some of the most historic front pages in its history.


On Thursday, Sept. 1, 1966, a drive-by shooting of a black man in front of his home kicked off one of the city’s worst race riots.

The killing was the final spark for west Dayton, which was seething with frustration over issues related to race and segregation.

For three days, the Dayton Daily News was filled with stories and photos about the incident, which included looting, constant wailing sirens and even disagreements between public officials over who was to blame.

SPECIAL PROJECT: LASTING SCARS, the west Dayton riots

• In 1966, west Dayton erupted into chaos: Special Presentation

Photos: Dayton’s riots of 1966

The coverage included information about the National Guard coming to Dayton, background on what factors led to the unrest behind the riots, the immediate court proceedings against those arrested and the aftermath.

View those front pages below:

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September 1, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_01.jpg

September 1, 1966:  The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_01.jpg

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September 1, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_01.jpg

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September 2, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_02.jpg

September 2, 1966:  The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_02.jpg

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September 2, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_02.jpg

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September 3, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_03.jpg

September 3, 1966:  The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_03.jpg

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September 3, 1966: The front page of the Dayton Daily News covering the riots in West Dayton of 1966. VIEW THE FULL-SIZE PAGE: https://www.daytondailynews.com/rw/Pub/p9/DaytonDailyNews/2018/08/14/Images/1966_09_03.jpg

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