Bob Bruttell, chairman of the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit, tells the story of how a white Jesus statue at Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit was painted black during the 1967 uprising, and a tradition was born.
Bob Bruttell talks about the way we build walls between races, including a literal concrete wall built by developers in 1940 near Eight Mile in northwest Detroit to divide a white neighborhood from a black neighborhood.
Bob Bruttell, a young seminary student during the 1967 disturbances, walked side-by-side with ministers as they used the power of prayer on the streets of Detroit.
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.
Former Tiger Willie Horton remembers trying 'to say the right word to bring peace and harmony to the people' in Detroit.
The family-owned Germack Pistachio Co. wasn't harmed during the 1967 uprising, Stephanie Germack says. It helped that their property was adjacent to the heavily guarded Stroh Brewery Co.
Hot Sam's owner Tony Stovall says some customers in 1967 wouldn't allow homeboys in the neighborhood to loot local stores.
Terry Calloway and her handicapped husband Thomas face difficulties in moving out of their Harbortown apartment because the elevators have been out of service for months.
Keith Weston, Vehicle Integration Supervisor, Ford Motor Company Mustang Program demonstrates how a line lock works in the 2018 Mustang, it allows you to lock the front wheels and spin the back wheels to warm up tires for better traction.
“When the students come here, you have to expect greatness. You have to expect nothing less," Wilcher says.
- Black Jesus statue becomes symbol of multiracial harmony
- Detroit wall is a metaphor for the division between races
- A 'baptism of fire' on the streets
- 'We could hear the gunshots; my kids were scared'
- Former Tiger Willie Horton on 1967
- Stephanie Germack: Eastern Market business untouched in 1967
- Loyal customers protected businesses, Hot Sam's owner says
- Elderly Detroit couple feel trapped in their own apartment
- 2018 Mustang burnout feature demonstrated
- Cass Tech's Thomas Wilcher on his life and career