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A group of men construct a barricade out of wood and garbage cans to keep their street safe during the riots, Detroit, Michigan, July 27, 1967. Residents felt the measure was neccessary after recieving threats because they had earlier aided firemen. In the foreground, an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight, possibly the 1963 model, drives past. (Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

‘Detroit Resurgent’ Exhibit On Display At MSU

A collection of portraits and stories from Detroit’s workforce is going on display at the Michigan State University Museum.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2013

The "original" Mackinaw WAGB 83 with the "new" Mackinaw WLBB 30, moored in Mackinaw City. (credit: themackinaw.org) File Photo

Mackinaw Maritime Museum Adds To Its Collections

The Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum is the recipient of two unusual pieces for display on board the original U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2013

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Alternate Site Opening For UM Historical Library

The repository of historical materials has undergoing a two-year renovation.

07/31/2013

Part of the Highland Park School District's Black History media collection. Protesters are angry that some of the collection was mistakenly thrown away. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Highland Park’s Black History Collection

Residents in Highland Park are still fuming over the dumping of thousands of black history and culture books.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

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Highland Park Citizens Protest Disposal Of Black History Books

Homemade signs read: “Snyder, 21 Century Hitler, Burning Books.”

07/08/2013

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Conference Devoted To History Of Upper Peninsula

The three-day Upper Peninsula History Conference kicks off Friday in Houghton. It’s the 64th annual event.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

A statue of General Custer in Monroe, Michigan. (Credit: Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons)

Monroe Aims To Develop Historical Corridor

A southeastern Michigan city that played a role in the War of 1812 aims to create a historical corridor to leverage its links to the past and lure tourists.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

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Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts.

06/04/2013

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Top 10 Books Written by Our Presidents

Commemorate this Independence Day by reading a book written by a President of the United States. Our current and former Commanders in Chief have composed many memoirs, political and social writings and even works of […]

06/02/2013

Entrance to the Rogell Golf Course. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Detroit Golf Course To Close After Nearly A Century

It’s the end of an era at Detroit’s New Rogell Golf Course — sold to become a cemetery.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/29/2013

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