Detroit 67: Perspectives

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For more than two years, the Detroit Historical Society has convened diverse groups and communities around the effects of a historic crisis with its Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project. From the hundreds of oral histories in our archive, the assistance and input of our many partners, and the latest historical scholarship, we have developed the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibition to allow visitors to better understand the events leading up to July 1967, where we are today, and connect to efforts moving Detroit forward for the next fifty years.

The comprehensive exhibit will highlight a myriad of perspectives on this historic event through interactive experiences and an oral history collection compiled by the Detroit Historical Society. Detroit 67: Perspectives will begin by looking at the complex, compounding factors that took place across metropolitan Detroit during the 50 years prior to 1967, followed by a review of the unrest that occurred between July 23 and August 1, 1967. Next, the exhibition will explore the past 50 years up to the present day, detailing the progress we have made as well the setbacks we have encountered. The exhibition narrative concludes by offering a perspective on what lies ahead and will challenge the community to use what we have learned in the past 100+ years to help create a future for Detroit filled with unparalleled promise and opportunity.

Detroit 67: Perspectives is being developed in close collaboration with numerous scholars and subject matter experts. In addition to core cultural and non-profit partners like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, New Detroit, and the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, we have enlisted noted academicians, authors, and community leaders to help guide our effort. This exhibit is on display through 2019.
Add to Calendar 06/24/2018 12/31/2018 America/Detroit Detroit 67: Perspectives For more than two years, the Detroit Historical Society has convened diverse groups and communities around the effects of a historic crisis with its Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project. From the hundreds of oral histories in our archive, the assistance and input of our many partners, and the latest historical scholarship, we have developed the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibition to allow visitors to better understand the events leading up to July 1967, where we are today, and connect to efforts moving Detroit forward for the next fifty years.

The comprehensive exhibit will highlight a myriad of perspectives on this historic event through interactive experiences and an oral history collection compiled by the Detroit Historical Society. Detroit 67: Perspectives will begin by looking at the complex, compounding factors that took place across metropolitan Detroit during the 50 years prior to 1967, followed by a review of the unrest that occurred between July 23 and August 1, 1967. Next, the exhibition will explore the past 50 years up to the present day, detailing the progress we have made as well the setbacks we have encountered. The exhibition narrative concludes by offering a perspective on what lies ahead and will challenge the community to use what we have learned in the past 100+ years to help create a future for Detroit filled with unparalleled promise and opportunity.

Detroit 67: Perspectives is being developed in close collaboration with numerous scholars and subject matter experts. In addition to core cultural and non-profit partners like the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, New Detroit, and the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion, we have enlisted noted academicians, authors, and community leaders to help guide our effort. This exhibit is on display through 2019.
5401 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48202 aBiAKdWFvzLJBiabzmaP28799 MM/DD/YYYY
Tickets:
Ticket Prices, Admission, Fees: FREE
Phone for tickets/more information: (313) 833-1807
Email for tickets/more information: [email protected]
Website for tickets/more information: https://detroithistorical.org/detroit-historical-museum/exhibitions/special-exhibitions/detroit-67-perspectives
Parking Cost and Availability:
Parking is $7 in the adjacent Museum lot on Kirby St. (between Woodward and Cass Avenues), as available. See website for other parking options.
Accessibility Information:
Most exhibits at the Detroit Historical Museum are handicap accessible and a manual wheelchair is available for visitor use. Please inquire at the front desk.
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