The March 12, 1987, warehouse fire was one of the most tragic blazes in the city’s history.
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.
Arthur Jefferson was only 36 when he became general superintendent of Detroit Public Schools.
Beginning today, we’ll feature Detroit author Ken Coleman’s insightful, daily accounts of Detroit’s African American history.
The brutal beating of Malice Green drew national outrage in 1992.