College events commemorating the
50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Riot

Fall 2016

Music of Protest: Afro-Dixie Remixes

Tuesday, November 1, 6 p.m.
1030 CB, Mary Kochoff Auditorium
With producer John Sims and spoken word, poetry, and musical performances from Detroit-based artists and activists.
Sponsored by: African and African American Studies

Music of Protest: Jazz and the Roots of Hip Hop

Tuesday, November 15, 6 p.m.
1030 CB, Mary Kochoff Auditorium 
Marion Hayden and special guests will present an evening of music, poetry, and lyrics of the 1960s-1980s that spoke to the power and rallied the community toward activism.
Sponsored by: African and African American Studies

Winter 2017

Lecture: Detroit Race Riots

Wednesday, February 8, 6 p.m.
1030 CB, Mary Kochoff Auditorium 
Dr. Joseph Darden, Michigan State University
Co-author of Detroit:Race Riots, Racial Conflicts and Efforts to Bridge the Racial Divide.
Sponsored by: African and African American Studies

Children of Detroit '67

Storytelling event about the memories and perspectives of those who were children during the 1967 Rebellion.

Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m.
U-M Detroit Center
MC: Shannon Cason.  Producer: Paul Draus
Detroiters under the age of 67 tell the stories of their lives during the 1967 Rebellion. These stories explore the texture of everyday life as perceived by young people at that defining moment in Detroit history. Through narrative, they examine the impact of the 1967 Rebellion on the trajectory of their lives.
Sponsored by: Sociology 

Film: Do Not Resist

Wednesday, February 22, 4 p.m.
1030 CB, Mary Kochoff Auditorium
Screening of the film and possible discussion with filmmaker.
Sponsored by: Urban and Regional Studies

Media Panel on Detroit '67

Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m.
1500 SSB
Moderator/Producer: Tim Kiska
Scheduled panelists include: Betty DeRamus and Luther Keith
Sponsored by: Journalism and Screen Studies


Fall 2017

Several lectures/panel discussions being planned

Topics include:

  • Arab American Activism in the Wake of 1967
  • History student project showcase on Detroit '67 projects
  • Public Humanities and Detroit '67
  • Dearborn and Detroit: Resistance in an Era of Segregation
  • Film: The Prison in 12 Landscapes


For further information about any of the upcoming events, or if you require special accommodations under the ADA, contact Sharie Beard.

Visitor parking is available in several locations across campus for a fee of $.50/hour.
Specific locations and details can be found on this page.

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