Listen to my conversation with Courtney B. Vance about the roots of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. We covered a lot of ground in just 23 minutes! We talked history and the causes and consequences of the uprising that left 43 dead, more than 7000 arrested, and thousands injured and hundreds displaced. What caused the unrest? Mainly a long history of police violence, abuse and mistreatment; a lack of access to good jobs, decent housing, excellent schools, and opportunity to advance; segregation and racial discrimination and a complete indifference or contempt by whites toward African Americans.