Fifty years after anger and frustration over police-community relations boiled over into a rebellion in Detroit, there are lots of people asking what we’ve learned, how we’ve changed.
...There are so many ways that the factors that led to the uprising are still with us. There are so many reminders, both physical and metaphorical.
If there is good news, 50 years after the 1967 uprising, it is probably that we are all much more honest about the ways in which the problems of then still haunt us now. There’s nowhere near as much gloss or self-kidding as we used to indulge. This book, a collection of the coverage by the Detroit Journalism Cooperative during 2016, is a testament to that.
— From the Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-winning, Detroit native Stephen Henderson
Highly illustrated with archival photos, contemporary photos, graphs and timelines.