Today marks the 51st anniversary of the 1967 uprising in Detroit. What some call a rebellion, some a riot, left 43 people dead and thousands of buildings in the city destroyed.
Michigan Radio did a deep dive into the history and legacy of that event last year. This year, we’re focusing on a smaller uprising that started just two days later, on July 25th, 1967, in Grand Rapids.
Matthew Daley, Associate Professor of History at Grand Valley State University, joined Stateside to talk about what happened.