Ashes to Hope http://michiganradio.org en 1967 Detroit unrest remembered http://michiganradio.org/post/1967-detroit-unrest-remembered <p>The 1967 Detroit riot was five days of chaos, sparked by a small incident, but driven by a deeper unrest among black Detroiters, mistreated for years by the city&#39;s whites. Michigan Radio&#39;s Dustin Dwyer produced an account of what happened those five days from three people who lived it first-hand.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-608344.mp3 Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:18:05 +0000 Ashes to Hope 2576 at http://michiganradio.org Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots http://michiganradio.org/post/ashes-hope-overcoming-detroit-riots <p>In the summer of 1967 chaos broke out in the streets of Detroit. After five days of violence 43 were dead, thousands were injured and over 4000 people had been arrested.</p><p>This summer &ndash; forty years later &ndash; Michigan Radio takes an in-depth look at the deadliest riot of the 1960&#39;s. Why did the riots begin? What fueled them? And, have we ever really recovered?</p><p>Our documentary, &quot;<b>Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots</b>&quot; explores how the riots affected people, neighborhoods and even music. It explores questions such as: Whether it was truly a riot? Or, a rebellion? Is the &quot;white-flight&quot; that we see today in Detroit a consequence of the riots? Did the riots cripple the relationship between the state of Michigan and Detroit?</p><p>We also hear from Michigan Radio reporters as well as first-hand accounts of what it was like to be in Detroit during the riot.</p><p><em>Listen to the Documentary here:</em></p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-969579.mp3 Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:57:51 +0000 Ashes to Hope 2573 at http://michiganradio.org Ashes to Hope: Overcoming the Detroit Riots