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Talk: Detroit 1967

Talk: Detroit 1967

06/26/2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Southfield Public Library, Southfield MI

I’ll be talking about my next book project, the 1967 murders of 3 African American teens at the Algiers Motel; what role it played in the Detroit rebellion; and its impact on Detroit and America.

Retrospective: 50 years after the 1967 Algiers Motel Murders

Retrospective: 50 years after the 1967 Algiers Motel Murders

07/25/2017, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit MI

On this day fifty years ago, Detroit police raided the Algiers Motel on the pretense of searching for a sniper. Instead, they terrorized the guests there that night and killed three black teenagers: Aubrey Pollard, Carl Cooper and Fred Temple. This panel will talk about what happened that night, why justice was elusive, what it […]

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