The off-screen experience guide to ‘Detroit’ the movie

Modified: March 07, 2019 | Story by Michael Luongo, New York Post, Aug. 21, 2017

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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Mentioned Attractions And Venues





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    Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-494-5800
  2. 2
    Detroit Experience Factory
    440 Burroughs St., Ste. 332, Detroit, MI 48202
    313-962-4590
  3. 3
    Motown Museum
    2648 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI 48208
    313-875-2264