In addition to the many local and national conversations about what has and what has not changed in the fifty years following the Detroit rebellion, the Detroit News ran a special issue of the 1967 Detroit uprising. In this issue, journalist Kim Kozlowski spent time in one of Detroit’s neighborhoods, asking how Detroiters are getting by economically and socially – in neighborhoods that are not seeing the benefits of revitalization efforts of the midtown and downtown business districts.
Included in the article is part of an interview with me about my ongoing research in one Detroit neighborhood. I welcome the opportunity to bring attention to Detroit including the remarkable adaptability of residents, the commitment and best intentions of the organizations in the neighborhood, as well as the struggles many continue to face – fifty years later.
The link can be found here.