Looking Back to Move Forward

A multi-year community project.
Bringing together diverse voices and communities.
  • Today Detroiters gathered at the site where Detroit’s civil unrest began 50 years ago. The Detroit Historical Society, State Historical Commissi...

  • Ron Fournier says a vocabulary lesson is coupled with a history lesson as he looks about at Detroit 1967...

  • The Free Press's Bill McGraw discusses what we call the events of July 1967 and how a look back on history can change perspective....

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Detroit 67 Project
@D67projectJul 24
Frank Rashid remembers guarding his father's drugstore at 14th & Lothrop as a teen during the unrest. Full story:… https://t.co/utPO8IK9Bz
Detroit 67 Project
@D67projectJul 24
RT @dmcguire13: Note that first sniper report begins around same time as arrival of National Guard. Many confused shots fired by nervous Gu…
Detroit 67 Project
@D67projectJul 24
RT @Detroit_1967: First gunshot victim reported. A 16-year-old African-American boy has been wounded. 9:15 p.m., 7/23/67 #Detroit67
July 1967 Community Commemoration

Upcoming Events

July 23, 2017
  • Detroit 67 Design Competition for Belle Isle's Peace Tower
    July 20, 2017 - July 31, 2017
    Belle Isle Conservancy, 300 River Pl Dr #2800, Detroit, MI 48207, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Weekend of Prayer: The Courage to Love
    July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
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  • Detroit 1967 Rebellion Bus Tour
    July 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • July 1967 Community Commemoration
    July 23, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    1935 Atkinson St, Detroit, MI 48206, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Detroit Public Theatre presents award-winning play Detroit '67
    July 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
    Gordon Park (Rosa Parks & Clairmount Streets) Detroit, MI   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Revolutionaries, Revolution and Counter-Revolution
    July 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, Detroit, MI   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Dedication of State Historic Marker about Detroit 1967
    July 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Gordon Park, Detroit, MI 48206, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • "The Detroiters" Film Screening
    July 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Watch "12th & Clairmount" on WXYZ Channel 7
    July 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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  • United We Stand Rally and Art as Ritual Fire Ceremony
    July 23, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 East Warren, Detroit, MI   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

July 24, 2017
  • Detroit 67 Design Competition for Belle Isle's Peace Tower
    July 20, 2017 - August 1, 2017
    Belle Isle Conservancy, 300 River Pl Dr #2800, Detroit, MI 48207, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Dr. Thomas Sugrue presented by the Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum at WSU
    July 24, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Wayne State University, 42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

July 25, 2017
  • Detroit 67 Design Competition for Belle Isle's Peace Tower
    July 20, 2017 - August 2, 2017
    Belle Isle Conservancy, 300 River Pl Dr #2800, Detroit, MI 48207, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • Free Training Sessions: Information Democracy- Community Investigation and Research Training
    July 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Damon Keith Center room 2242, Wayne State University   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

  • The Algiers Motel Incident: Teenage Murders by Racist Police
    July 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA   See more detailsAdd to my calendar

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