City Commemorates 1967 Uprising With Historic Marker
City commemorates 1967 uprising with historic marker
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Community leaders pose for a group photo in front of the historical marker at Gordon Park in Detroit on July 23, 2017. A Michigan historical marker is unveiled on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots, uprising or rebellion. (Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)(Photo: Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)Buy Photo
Fifty years later, Carolyn Coldard still remembers the day in 1967 when Detroit began burning. She was 19 when Detroit police officers raided a blind pig she and her sister were at.
“I was startled and shocked,” she said. “But I wasn’t scared. …