American Black Journal Roadshow: Detroit 1967 and Today

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American Black Journal Roadshow: Detroit 1967 and Today

Joseph Walker Williams Center in Detroit

Tune in to American Black Journal Wednesday, July 26 at 7pm ET to watch the special.

On July 10th at the Joseph Walker Williams Center Stephen Henderson hosted a intimate conversation about the 50th Anniversary of the events of 1967.

Topics include:

  • Causes and consequences of the 1967 civil disturbance.
  • Progress that has or hasn’t been made since.
  • Detroit institutions that rose from the civil disturbance.
  • Emerging leaders in Detroit's African-American community.

Panelists featured:

  • Detroit Police Chief James Craig
  • JoAnn Watson, Former Detroit Councilwoman
  • Jason Lee, CEO at Focus: HOPE 
  • Roderick Gillum, Trustee Emeritus at New Detroit
  • Lauren Hood, Executive Director, Live6 Alliance
  • Eric Thomas, Saga Marketing
  • Lester Graham, Michigan Radio
  • Bill McGraw, Journalist
  • Keith Owens, Michigan Chronicle

A video segment will lead us on a historical tour of the neighborhoods surrounding 12th and Clairmount as well as Gordon Park - the former site of the blind pig whose raid by the police precipitated the events of 1967.

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