4 episodes

For some people, summer of 1967 was the Summer of Love. But for many Americans, police brutality, the broken promise of desegregation, persistent racism, and economic disparity weighed them down. And in Detroit, it all came to a head. In this three episode mini-series, hosted by Courtney B. Vance, we find out what really happened on the streets of Detroit over one hot week -- and why.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 3.8, 62 Ratings

For some people, summer of 1967 was the Summer of Love. But for many Americans, police brutality, the broken promise of desegregation, persistent racism, and economic disparity weighed them down. And in Detroit, it all came to a head. In this three episode mini-series, hosted by Courtney B. Vance, we find out what really happened on the streets of Detroit over one hot week -- and why.

    3: Perspectives after ‘67

    3: Perspectives after ‘67

    Detroit was never the same after the events of 1967. Marlowe Stoudamire wasn’t alive during that historic summer, but he’s dedicated his life to preserving and telling the stories of people who were there. Stoudamire talks to Courtney B. Vance about what Detroit, and the entire nation, can learn from the rebellion.

    • 25 min
    2: A View from the Streets

    2: A View from the Streets

    Ike McKinnon was just a rookie cop when the rebellions broke out in the summer of 1967, and one of the few black men on the force. McKinnon went on to become Detroit’s chief of police and deputy mayor. In this episode, McKinnon describes scenes from the rebellion.

    • 23 min
    1: Trouble on 12th Street

    1: Trouble on 12th Street

    Host Courtney B. Vance talks with historian and author Danielle McGuire about the climate in Detroit leading up to the 1967 rebellion.

    • 24 min
    Trailer

    Trailer

    Coming soon... a three part mini-series about the 1967 rebellion in Detroit. You’ll hear from the people who were there. You’ll also hear folks who can help explain why the rebellion happened -- and its impact on Detroit and across America today.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Selicakes ,

Fascinating podcast!

This podcast enlightened me to a lot of the troubles the riots caused. Listening to the people that actually went through it was fascinating. The people saying this is propaganda clearly are closed minded and ignorant.

Hoppy 76 ,

Why didn’t you want my story?

I reach out to you to tell my story!
I live on Dexter Ave during the rebellion!
Some was shot off my roof! But you never reach back to me after several phone calls!
I was 9 years old! And became a revolutionary organizer in the city but my story was not important to you!

niknakoo ,

Very well done

Those with their one star reviews seem triggered. This was beautifully done. History is history, boo thangs.

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