Commemorating the Detroit ‘67 Rebellion

Modified: April 03, 2018 | Photos by Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

In light of the 50 year anniversary of the Detroit ’67 Rebellion, we wanted to make sure you were aware of the local exhibits commemorating this historic event – as we look back to move forward.

“12th and Clairmount” Screening

Detroit Historical Museum
August 6, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Presented by the Detroit Free Press,  the documentary “12th and Clairmount” looks back at the 1967 Detroit rebellion, its causes and aftermath. This special screening of the film takes place at the Detroit Historical Museum.

Detroit 67: Perspectives

Detroit Historical Museum
On display through 2019
This exhibition provides visitors with a better understanding of the events of July 1967 – specifically what led up to rebellion, where the community is today and how to connect to efforts moving forward. The exhibition closes by giving a perspective on what lies ahead and encourages the community to use what we learned in the past to help create a future for Detroit filled with promise and opportunity.

Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
July 23, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018
This exhibition commemorates the 1960s rebellions, observes the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion and compares past events to issues still faced today.

Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement

Detroit Institute of Arts
July 23, 2017 – Oct. 22, 2017
The DIA exhibition includes 34 paintings, sculptures, installations and photographs produced by artists to address social and political issues surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and today.

Detroit Public Theatre presents award-winning play Detroit ’67

Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court
Aug. 10, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
This award-winning play written by native Detroit playwright, Dominique Morisseau commemorates the summer of 1967 in Detroit, exploring an explosive and decisive moment in a great American city. Detroit ’67 received the 2014 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama.
Additional performances:
Oct. 4 at 6:00 p.m. Renaissance High School
Oct. 11 at 7:00 p.m. Matrix Human Services – Osborn Neighborhood
Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m. Grosse Pointe War Memorial

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues

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    Detroit Historical Museum
    5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
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    Detroit Institute of Arts
    5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202