INTERSECTION WHAT DETROIT HAS GAINED AND LOST 50 YEARS AFTER THE UPRISINGS OF 1967

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The Intersection

Author : Bridge Magazine
ISBN : 1943995265
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The 1967 Detroit Riots

Author : Noah Berlatsky
ISBN : 9780737763621
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Created from a simple police raid of an unlicensed, after-hours bar, the aftermath was 43 dead, 1,189 injured, 7,200 arrests, and more than 2,000 buildings destroyed. This is an important volume to give to your readers so that they understand the factors that lead up to an event like this, and understand its controversies. The essays collected here will activate your reader's critical thinking skills, allowing them to question their world in light of the riots. Essayist Lois H. Smith reports that the Detroit Riots show the urgent need for elected urban black leadership. Lyndon Baines Johnson's essay explains why he sent troops to Detroit. H. Rap Brown states that minority groups must revolt against oppression. Two essays debate whether the riots actually led to the crisis that Detroit is in now. Personal first-hand accounts round out this book, making sure that your readers obtain a feeling for the event as well.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

The Detroit Riot Of 1967

Author : Hubert G. Locke
ISBN : 9780814343784
Genre : Political Science
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Eyewitness account of the civil disorder in Detroit in the summer of 1967.
Category: Political Science

The Algiers Motel Incident

Author : John Hersey
ISBN : 0801857775
Genre : History
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Responding to a telephoned report of sniping, the Detroit police invaded the Algiers Motel and interrogated ten black men and two white women. By the time the interrogators left, three men had been shot to death and the others, including the women, beaten. The late Pulitzer Prize winning novelist John Hersey described the event in this book, based on months of personal investigation and detailed evidence.
Category: History

This Is Detroit 1701 2001

Author : Arthur M. Woodford
ISBN : 0814329144
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Complemented by more than three hundred illustrations, this celebration of Detroit's tercentenary chronicles three hundred years of history, from its 1701 founding to the present day, tracing its evolution from backwoods French village to British fort to American city and exploring the issues that have confronted its inhabitants.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Detroit 1967

Author : Joel Stone
ISBN : 9780814343043
Genre : History
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In the summer of 1967, Detroit experienced one of the worst racially charged civil disturbances in United States history. Years of frustration generated by entrenched and institutionalized racism boiled over late on a hot July night. In an event that has been called a “riot,” “rebellion,” “uprising,” and “insurrection,” thousands of African Americans took to the street for several days of looting, arson, and gunfire. Law enforcement was overwhelmed, and it wasn’t until battle-tested federal troops arrived that the city returned to some semblance of normalcy. Fifty years later, native Detroiters cite this event as pivotal in the city’s history, yet few completely understand what happened, why it happened, or how it continues to affect the city today. Discussions of the events are often rife with misinformation and myths, and seldom take place across racial lines. It is editor Joel Stone’s intention with Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies to draw memories, facts, and analysis together to create a broader context for these conversations. In order to tell a more complete story, Detroit 1967 starts at the beginning with colonial slavery along the Detroit River and culminates with an examination of the state of race relations today and suggestions for the future. Readers are led down a timeline that features chapters discussing the critical role that unfree people played in establishing Detroit, the path that postwar manufacturers within the city were taking to the suburbs and eventually to other states, as well as the widely held untruth that all white people wanted to abandon Detroit after 1967. Twenty contributors, from journalists like Tim Kiska, Bill McGraw, and Desiree Cooper to historians like DeWitt S. Dykes, Danielle L. McGuire, and Kevin Boyle, have individually created a rich body of work on Detroit and race, that is compiled here in a well-rounded, accessible volume. Detroit 1967 aims to correct fallacies surrounding the events that took place and led up to the summer of 1967 in Detroit, and to encourage informed discussion around this topic. Readers of Detroit history and urban studies will be drawn to and enlightened by these powerful essays.
Category: History

Violence In The Model City

Author : Sidney Fine
ISBN : MINN:31951D02661632R
Genre : History
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On July 23, 1967, the Detroit police raided a blind pig (after-hours drinking establishment), touching off the most destructive urban riot of the 1960s. On the 40th anniversary of this nation-changing event, we are pleased to reissue Sidney Fine's seminal worka detailed study of what happened, why, and with what consequences.
Category: History

X

Author : Ilyasah Shabazz
ISBN : 9780763674250
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Winner of the 2016 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens; A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book. Cowritten by Malcolm X’s daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world. Malcolm Little’s parents have always told him that he can achieve anything, but from what he can tell, that’s a pack of lies—after all, his father’s been murdered, his mother’s been taken away, and his dreams of becoming a lawyer have gotten him laughed out of school. There’s no point in trying, he figures, and lured by the nightlife of Boston and New York, he escapes into a world of fancy suits, jazz, girls, and reefer. But Malcolm’s efforts to leave the past behind lead him into increasingly dangerous territory. Deep down, he knows that the freedom he’s found is only an illusion—and that he can’t run forever. X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Stand Tall

Author : Isaiah McKinnon
ISBN : UOM:39015053487420
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Former Chief of Police of Detroit's Police Department shares the story of his three-year term, and explains how after 30 years of service in the Detroit PD, he had the chance to bring his integrity and years of observation to the chief's post.
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The Great Rebellion

Author : Kenneth Stahl
ISBN : 0979915708
Genre : Detroit (Mich.)
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Analysis of the urban riots of the 1960s with a focus on the Detroit riot of 1967.
Category: Detroit (Mich.)