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May 18, 1980

- National Guardsmen stands on street corner amid destruction following days of rioting (State Archives of Florida)

May 18, 1980

Race riots erupt in Overtown and Liberty City following the acquittal of four white police officers in the beating death of a black insurance agent Arthur McDuffie. The riots last for two days and result in more than two dozen deaths and an estimated $100 million in property damage.

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