In the summer of 1967, America’s cities were torn apart by civil-rights protests and the Vietnam War. This summer, director Kathryn Bigelow brings this era vividly to life in the movie “Detroit.” The film, which has been lauded by critics, arrives at the same moment Detroit commemorates the 50th anniversary of that turbulent summer. Right now, citywide, events, exhibits, and tours of sites associated with the movie and other African-American historical milestones — are luring travelers keen to experience a living type of history.
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1Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-494-5800