Three weeks before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. looked nervous. Those close to him noticed that his normally steady hands were shaking. His forehead glistened in sweat.
Black nationalism was on the rise in Detroit when Malcolm X delivered one of his most famous and influential speeches on this day in 1963 at King Solomon Baptist Church on the city’s west side, where he condemned the nonviolent civil rights movement and called for a “black revolution.”
The riot led to the creation of the first full-time police force in Detroit and was considered at the time to be the bloodiest day in the city’s history.
A bewildered Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at a press conference after the speech, saying he had never faced such hostility at an indoor event
By Steve Neavling Motor City Muckraker The historic ballpark at the former Tiger Stadium site is being renamed “Willie Horton Field.” The Police Athletic League (PAL), which will host youth sports at the field in Corktown next year, coined the new name to honor Tigers icon and hometown hero, Willie Horton. The announcement comes before Wednesday’s […]
The Rev. Nicholas Hood Sr., a prominent civil rights leader, minister and long-time Detroit City councilman, died Sunday.
Tailgaters broke into the boarded-up, 1869 Italiante-style home in Brush Park and began trashing the interior.
There’s a way the Detroit Police Athletic League can have the program it wants at the site of the old Tiger Stadium without creating so much antagonism with its bullheaded plan to cover up the historic field with artificial turf.
When the power structure in Detroit closes ranks, reporters are expected to keep quiet and toe the line.
Those close to King noticed that his normally steady hands were shaking. His forehead glistened in sweat.