Dayton’s Most Violent Decade: 1965-1975

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DAYTON’S MOST VIOLENT DECADE: 1965-1975 — This talk will contain the most definitive account of the violent period in urban America, 1965-1975, when Dayton suffered four riots and the integration of the Dayton Public Schools. This decade will be discussed in detail by Dan Baker who co-authored with his wife, Gwen Nalls, the book “Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in the Heart-land of America”.

About the Author

Dan Baker
He served 25 years on the Dayton Police Department as Commander of the Violent Crime Bureau. In 1982 Dan began working as a consultant to the Mound Laboratory Security Dept. In 1989, after retiring from the Dayton Police Dept. He became the head of Security at Mound Laboratory, staying in that position until 1995. He then transferred to the Hanford, Washington site, returning to Mound in 1999 where he remained until 2004.

For additional details call 937-247-0402. The presentation is free and open to the public and has ample free parking.


Mound Cold War Discovery Center
Phone: 937-247-0402