Today we took part of a lecture in Ann Arbor organised by the University of Michigan entitled Detroit 67, looking back to move forward and presented by Toby Voigt, from the Detroit Historical Society. The speech focused on the 67′ riots and how Detroit can learn from his past for grew up better in the future. On June 27, inside the Detroit Historical Museum (5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202) will open an exibition in occasion of the 50th anniversary of these riot events. Rather than talked about historical facts, the lecture verted in particular to the Detroit Historical Society’s activity and the imminent exibition for the 50th anniversary of 67′ riots opening, but in general was interesting for the engagement of local communities for the establishment of the exibit and, in general, for the Detroit Historical Society’s activities and, after the event, we’ve talked with Toby Voigt about a potential appointment.
During the lecture, a mention of the book Detroit 1967, origin, impacts, legacies edited by Joel Stone with a forehomas J.Surgue (2017, Wayne State University Press) that examines relationship between black and white Detroit residents through the lens of 1967, fifty years later.
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Food for thought #2
Oh, here’s where people are gone!
Ann Arbor is completely the opposite of Detroit: full of people, shops, activities, new houses, cars and, in general, mobility (also if in front of some houses there are real estate agencies’ adverts)! Of course it’s because of the presence of the UM University, but the difference is considerable and emerges the fact that in Detroit, despite last years in which the city is recovering and is finding his identity, the way is still a long.