Today’s program is a continuation of my August 10th broadcast. Go see the movie Detroit or rent it on Netflix to understand the context of today’s discussion. And here is an overview of where we started last month shortly after the movie debuted across the country:
To think that the new movie, Detroit, represented a comprehensive look at a terrible event that took place in July of 1967 is only to give credence to part of a complex story. Yes, see the movie, but realize it’s only covering a segment of a citywide episode in Detroit’s long history.
I was born black hospital in Detroit and largely raised in a middle-class neighborhood on the city’s west side. My story is what the movie didn’t capture as it opened the closet door of a major metropolitan city at the crossroads of civil rights, Vietnam, and unrest everywhere.
Today’s show is a personal one for me. And an opportunity to add layers of truth onto a movie that opened old wounds dating back more than 50 years.
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