It’s the first real test of Mayor Dave Bing’s plan to repopulate stable neighborhoods and transform vacant areas into lakes, farms, forests and greenways.
It’s hard to imagine what Martin Luther King Jr. would think of Detroit today – 50 years after his famous “March to Freedom” speech in front of 250,000 people.
Blood spilled onto the streets of Detroit 45 years ago. Racial tensions exploded outside a blind pig, triggering what would be a 5-day riot in which 43 people were killed and 467 injured. The city would never be the same. During the riot, which started on this day in 1967, overzealous police clashed with […]