The 1967 Detroit Riots

A policeman stands guard in a Detroit street on July 25, 1967 as buildings are burning during riots that erupted in Detroit following a police operation.(Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit 1967 Project: Historical Society Wants To Hear Your Story About Riots, Unrest In City

Do you have a story to tell about where you were and what you were doing 48 years ago during the unrest that started on July 23, 1967?

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/23/2015

Annick Hivert-Carthew

Best Books About Detroit

Unlike Good King Wenceslas or St. Thomas Aquinas, Detroit’s luminaries didn’t plant daisy patches or rise to power because they were pure of heart. Not every leader can be as classy as a long-stemmed rose. In Detroit’s case, they have been more like rogue stems with ubiquitous thorns.

11/26/2012