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    Selfridge: A century of flight and service

    Selfridge: A century of flight and serviceSelfridge: A century of flight and service
    • Michigan History
    • 5 days, 2 hours ago
    1967 Riots

    1967’s uprising as seen in color by a delivery driver

    1967’s uprising as seen in color by a delivery driverVinnie Martini snapped photos of the Detroit uprising as he made diaper deliveries
    • 1967 Riots
    • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
    Detroit

    Special report: Detroit 1967, 50 years later

    Special report: Detroit 1967, 50 years laterA dreary Sunday turned violent following 3:30 a.m. police raid at a blind pig popular with Detroit's black residents
    • Detroit
    • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
    Detroit

    Algiers Motel deaths stirred racial tension of '67

    Algiers Motel deaths stirred racial tension of ‘67The deaths of three unarmed teens proved to be one of the seminal moments during five days of violence
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Detroit

    Defense attorney: Prosecution's witnesses were 'simply awful'

    Defense attorney: Prosecution’s witnesses were ‘simply awful’Birmingham attorney Norman Lippitt, who defended the three Detroit police officers in the fatal shootings of three youths at the Algiers Motel annex, returns to the site of the 1967 incident and reminisces about the case.
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Detroit

    Looking back at the Algiers Motel slayings

    Looking back at the Algiers Motel slayingsLooking back at the Algiers Motel slayings
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Detroit

    The Algiers Motel shootings tribunal

    The Algiers Motel shootings tribunalThe Rev. Dan Aldridge explains how he helped to organize a citizens tribunal -- as close to a real trial as possible -- on the 1967 shootings of three young black men at the Algiers Motel annex. The verdict was guilty on all charges.
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Detroit

    Nothing would be same for Detroit’s children of ’67

    Nothing would be the same for Detroit’s children of 1967The events of July 23 were like the beginning of some kind of a war before our very eyes
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Detroit

    Bruce Harper's film project combines 1967 documentary, discussion

    Bruce Harper’s film project combines 1967 documentary, discussion'Summer of '67' producer and director Bruce Harper talks about his documentary on WTVS Channel 56, as well as his experience as an 8-year-old in 1967.
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Detroit

    City commemorates 1967 uprising with historic marker

    City commemorates 1967 uprising with historic markerCity officials and residents gathered in Gordon Park to honor Detroit’s resilience and commitment to move forward
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Detroit

    Metro Detroiters reflect on 1967 in bus tour

    Metro Detroiters reflect on 1967 in bus tourThe tour started from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and ended at the start of the uprising
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Movies

    Review: Relentless ‘Detroit’ won’t let you look away

    Review: Relentless ‘Detroit’ won’t let you look awayA boiling cauldron of racial tension spills onto the floor in Kathryn Bigelow’s searing, brutal Detroit riots film
    • Movies
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    1967 Riots

    1967 reprint: Violence on 12th: Street of Nightmares

    1967 story reprint: Violence on 12th: Street of NightmaresRaids by “The Man” are part of the fabric of life in the tough, tense world that makes up the nights and days on 12th
    • 1967 Riots
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    Editorial

    1967 editorial reprint: The Senseless Few

    1967 editorial reprint: The Senseless FewThese mobsters, arsonists and looters were not fighting a civil rights battle
    • Editorial
    • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
    1967 Riots

    Detroit in 2067: Where do we go from here?

    Detroit in 2067: Where do we go from here?City has work to do if it wants a complete turnaround from the 1967 uprising
    • 1967 Riots
    • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
    Detroit

    Group founded after 1967 uprising traces color line

    Group founded after 1967 uprising traces color lineDNA tests aim to shed light on who we are
    • Detroit
    • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    1967 Riots

    Amid recovery from Detroit uprising, some feel left out

    Amid recovery from Detroit uprising, some feel left out‘Underground’ economy fills void with mainstream jobs flowing elsewhere
    • 1967 Riots
    • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
    Religion

    ‘Power of prayer’ helped ease pain in Detroit uprising

    ‘Power of prayer’ helped ease pain in Detroit uprisingWhite seminary student stepped up to calm community
    • Religion
    • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Religion

    Black Jesus statue one of most iconic ’67 landmarks

    Black Jesus statue one of most iconic ’67 landmarksMark of ethnic pride remains to this day
    • Religion
    • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Detroit

    50 years after uprising, police work to build trust

    50 years after Detroit uprising, police, community work to build trustSeveral incidents have brought city to edge of another uprising in the decades since 1967
    • Detroit
    • 4 weeks ago
    Detroit

    Some lessons from ’67 report have yet to sink in

    Some lessons from 1967 uprising report have yet to sink inWarnings in Kerner Commission report were largely ignored, according to local social justice leaders and historians
    • Detroit
    • 4 weeks ago
    1967 Riots

    Detroit '67: Recounting the uprising a half-century on

    Detroit ‘67: Recounting the uprising a half-century onFollow along with us as we retell the story of the event that changed our city forever
    • 1967 Riots
    • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
    Detroit

    'We could hear the gunshots; my kids were scared'

    We could hear the gunshots; my kids were scared’Mary Renkiewicz, a nurse at Children's Hospital, talks about her experiences as a Hamtramck resident working in Detroit in 1967. Tanks blocked outsiders from entering Hamtramck, and she had to show a civil defense card to get in and out of Detroit.
    • Detroit
    • 4 weeks ago
    Detroit

    White patients, black patients were treated on different days

    White patients, black patients were treated on different daysDr. George Mogill remembers patients protecting his Detroit office from being broken into. He ended the tradition of treating white and black patients on different days. His daughter, Jain Lauter, remembers curfews in the suburbs.
    • Detroit
    • 4 weeks ago
    Tigers

    Tigers great Willie Horton: 1967 riots ‘was like a war’

    Tigers great Willie Horton: 1967 riots ‘was like a war’Horton pulled his Ford to an intersection as thick with simmering people and surrounding cops as with black smoke.
    • Tigers
    • 4 weeks ago
    Business

    Looting, fires and fright: Shop owners remember 1967

    Looting, fires and fright: Shop owners remember 1967Some stores survived the uprising and remain in business today. Others weren’t so fortunate.
    • Business
    • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
    Detroit

    At Detroit hospitals, everybody ‘pulled together’

    At Detroit hospitals in 1967, ‘everybody just pulled together’Medical professionals recall the overflowing ER, making rounds with soldiers and medical miracles that week
    • Detroit
    • 4 weeks ago