Today’s episode is a step toward providing context and history around the events of the weekend that captured the attention of the nation and Detroit.
Historian Ken Coleman joins us to talk about the long history of racial strife in Detroit that goes far beyond 1967, how that relates to the nation, and protesting in the spaces that make an impact.
You can listen to the episode in the player at the bottom of your screen or in your podcast app of choice:
Here’s some footage from 1943:
Here’s Ken’s most recent piece in Michigan Advance, “Use your passion in your backyard. Detroiters got Detroit covered.” https://www.michiganadvance.com/2020/06/01/ken-coleman-use-your-passion-in-your-backyard-detroiters-got-detroit-covered/