Joe Louis Fist

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Detroit’s Iconic Joe Louis Fist Sculpture Getting Makeover

The monument to the late heavyweight champion was commissioned with a $350,000 grant from Sports Illustrated magazine.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

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Joe Louis Fist Gets New Cables, A Good Cleaning

Detroit’s famous fist is getting a bit of a facelift.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/24/2015

(credit: Elliot Van Orman)

Detroit Filmmaker’s ‘An Anthem Of Time’ Showcases City’s Beauty

Elliot Van Orman, a 26-year-old indie filmmaker, hopes his recent video project will help people think about the positive aspects of Detroit.

CBS 62–03/23/2012

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Joe Donovan’s Detroit History: Happy Birthday Fist!

What some decried as a negative representation of belligerence and hostility has matured into an icon of a city that exhibits courage and strength even in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/15/2011

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Joe Louis Fist Hit By Vandals

Vandals strike at Detroit’s Joe Louis fist.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2011