1967

  • July 28, 2017  

    Fifty years since Detroit devolved into a five-day period of violence and unrest between the National Guard and the city’s black citizens, known as the 1967 riots, some of the city’s leading cultural institutions are asking questions and using art to look back and consider the resonance today. Jeffrey Brown offers a look at the many ways museums, artists and scholars are weighing in. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2017  

    In the summer of 1967, the simmering unrest in cities across America exploded. In Detroit, tensions between the police and the African-American community reached their limit, unleashing five days of full-out violence — riots or a rebellion, depending on whom you ask. Fifty years later, special correspondent Soledad O’Brien reports on what sparked it all and the scars that remain today. Continue reading