Jamon Jordan, educator/historian with the Black Scroll Network History & Tours, discusses the history and root causes that led to the 1967 Rebellion, and leads a discussion on the legacy of 1967 and how that history affects the present day reality in Detroit.
Through the Fire: The History Behind Detroit’s 1967 Rebellion is Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Lorenzo Cultural Center, located on the main campus of Macomb Community College. The program begins at 1 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public. For details, click here.
The program is part of Lorenzo Cultural Center’s work to mark the 50th Anniversary of this pivotal event in Michigan history. The Lorenzo Center is partnering with the Detroit Historical Society’s D67 Project to bring the Detroit uprising of 1967 to the forefront. A display featuring photographs and quotes from the time the civil unrest occurred will be enhanced by a series of films and presentations that explore the lasting effects of this turbulent time.