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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

“12th and Clairmont”

Documentary Film about the 1967 Detroit Riot

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In July 2017, Detroit recognized the 50th anniversary of one of America’s most violent civil disturbances. The tumultuous summer of July 1967 was recently documented in the film, “12th and Clairmont,” directed by Brian Kaufman of the Detroit Free Press. This film is a pre-event to the OLLI Out of Town event, "Retracing Steps of Detroit's '67 Rebellion.

The five days of unrest left 34 people dead, thousands injured, and many buildings burned. To tell the story, the film uses rare archival footage from the era, including newsreels, educational films, and more than 400 reels of home movies donated by Detroiter's. This is combined with interviews, oral histories, and radio broadcasts to create an experience that causes the viewer to reflect on the causes and aftermath of one of the worst riots in American history.

Join us for a viewing of this stirring and thought-provoking documentary which will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Craig Ramsay, Ph. D., Retired Professor of Political Science.

This presentation does not require Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership and is open to the public.
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  • $10 (This event is free to registrants of the "Retracing Steps of the Detroit ‘67 Rebellion" Tour’ on July 9)
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