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      September 15, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM

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      Detroit 1967 Bus Tour

      In Honor of Memorial Day, we are having this tour on the 1967 Uprising in Detroit. We will also visit some sites connected to the Civil War and Detroit's Role in that war.  On July 23, 1967, after constant acts of police brutality, unequal education, housing discrimination, and political disenfranchisement - the Detroit Police attempted to arrest 82 people at the United Community League for Civic Action. This was the start of the 1967 Rebellion. And one of the most significant episodes in Detroit's Black History.When it ended 5 days later, there were 43 people dead, 1,189 injured, 7,231 arrested, 2,509 stores destroyed, 388 families left homeless, and 412 buildings destroyed, with a total of $80 million in property damage. And the killings of 3 teenagers by police officers at the Algiers Motel.What happened? How did it happen? What has changed as a result of the 1967 Rebellion?Join Black Scroll Network History & Tours educator/historian and President of the Detroit chapter of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Jamon Jordan, on Sunday, May 26th at 2pm for a BUS TOUR that will take you through the history that LED to the 1967 Rebellion (some refer to it as the 1967 Riot), and the most significant sites DURING the 1967 Rebellion, and a discussion on the legacy of 1967, and how that history affects the present day reality in Detroit. We will also visit 4 sites connected to the Civil War and Detroit's role in that war.We Meet in the Rotunda (lobby) of the museum at 2pm on Sunday, September 15th.$20 per person. Limited Seats Available!

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