Category: Detroit

The Dramatics, Fast Eddie & The Algiers Motel Massacre: Detroit’s ’67 Riots Blended Civil Unrest With Motown & The Black Mob

R&B Hall of Famers and all-time classic soul-music crooners the Dramatics got their start with the help of notorious Detroit black racketeer Edward (Fast Eddie) Wingate and were connected to the infamous Algiers Motel Massacre, which occurred 50 years ago this week, July 26, 1967, amid a raging race riot in the Motor City. Oscar-winning
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Real-To-Reel: New Movie Details Motown’s Shame 50 Yrs. Ago – The Detroit ’67 Riots Timeline (Days 4 & 5)

Next month, Academy Award-winning film director Kathryn Bigelow will release Detroit, a recounting of the city’s devastating 1967 race riot, the most destructive period of civil unrest in American history. The riot marks its 50th anniversary this week. Lasting for a total of five days (July 23 through July 27), the riot literally tore the
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Jimmy Hoffa & The Mayor: Storied Slain Union Chief Had Quid Pro Quo Deal On Table W/ City Of Detroit When He Died

The day before he disappeared, legendary labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa had lunch with then Mayor of Detroit Coleman A. Young at the fabled Book Cadillac Hotel. The beloved and blustery former Teamsters union president was in the process of trying to reclaim his throne atop the empire of truckers and cartage-hauling workers he once led
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Real-To-Reel: New Movie Details Motown’s Shame 50 Yrs. Ago – The Detroit ’67 Riots Timeline (Day 3)

Next month, Academy Award-winning film director Kathryn Bigelow will release Detroit, a recounting of the city’s devastating 1967 race riot, the most destructive period of civil unrest in American history. The riot marks its 50th anniversary this week. Lasting for a total of five days (July 23 through July 27), the riot literally tore the
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