The TSU Riot: 50 years later

HOUSTON – Fifty years ago, a violent riot erupted on the campus of Texas Southern University, marking one of the most tragic moments in Houston's history.

On the night of May 17, 1967, hundreds of black TSU students, embroiled in the powerful social change of the 1960s, took part in a riot.

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Police -- most of them white -- responded, and several shots were fired. A young police officer, Louis Kuba, was killed.

Nearly 500 students were arrested. Five students were charged with conspiracy and incitement to riot -- the so-called "TSU Five" -- but the charges were later dismissed.

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