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  • emThe Dawn of Detroitem
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    The Dawn of Detroit

    Professor Tiya Miles talked about her book The Dawn of Detroit, in which she examines the role that slavery played in the early history of Detroit.

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  • AHTV Looks Back at the 1967 Detroit Riots
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    1967 Detroit Riots

    American History TV presented live coverage from the Detroit Free Press newsroom to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots. Over five days in July, 5,000 federal troops were called in, 43…

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  • emRails Around the Thumbem
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    Rails Around the Thumb

    T.J. Gaffney talked about his book Rails Around the Thumb, about the role of railroads in the development of Michigan’s “thumb” region and their impact on Thomas Edison’s life. C-SPAN’s Local Content…

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  • Conrad Mallett Jr Oral History Interview
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    Conrad Mallett Jr. Oral History Interview

    Conrad Mallett, Jr., who was a paperboy for the Detroit Free Press during the 1967 Detroit Riots, talked about his experience that first morning, as well as race relations and economic…

    605 views
  • 1967 Detroit Riots WXYZTV Documentary
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    1967 Detroit Riots WXYZ-TV Documentary

    This film was recorded during the July 23-27, 1967, civil disorder in Detroit, Michigan, and was compiled into a documentary by WXYZ TV-7, an ABC affiliate. The footage includes scenes of…

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  • Washington Journal Clarence Lusane Discusses the Detroit Riots of 1967
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    Clarence Lusane on the Detroit Riots of 1967

    Professor Clarence Lusane talked about the 50th anniversary of the Detroit riots.

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  • Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview
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    Anthony Fierimonte Oral History Interview

    Police officer Anthony Fierimonte recounts the early morning arrests on July 23, 1967 that led to widespread looting, violence and the arrival of federal troops in Detroit, Michigan. A police raid on…

    190 views
  • 1967 Detroit Riots Exhibit
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    1967 Detroit Riots Exhibit

    Tracy Irwin gave a tour of the Detroit Historical Museum’s exhibit “Detroit 67” and talked about the unrest that occurred between July 23 and August 1, 1967. She talked about what the city…

    333 views
  • 1967 Detroit Rebellion
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    1967 Detroit Rebellion

    Panelists talked about different aspects of the 1967 Detroit Rebellion. The Detroit Rebellion, also known as 12th Street Riot, began on July 23, 1967 following a police raid on an…

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  • 1967 Detroit Rebellion Introduction
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    1967 Detroit Rebellion, Introduction

    Professor Emeritus Beth Bates talked about about how the 1967 Detroit rebellion began. The Detroit Rebellion, also known as 12th Street Riot, began on July 23, 1967, following a police raid…

    174 views
  • Hearing on Flint Michigan Water Contamination
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    Flint, Michigan Drinking Water Contamination

    Gina McCarthy and Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) testified at a hearing on the Safe Drinking Water Act and lead contamination of the water supply in Flint, Michigan. Governor Snyder apologized…

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  • Representative Daniel Kildee on Aid for Flint Michigan
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    Representative Daniel Kildee on Aid for Flint, Michigan

    Representative Daniel Kildee (D-MI) spoke on the House floor about the need to fund aid for treating the contaminated water of Flint, Michigan.

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  • Michigan Electors Vote in Lansing
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    Michigan 2016 Electors Meeting

    Michigan electors met in Lansing to cast their ballots for president. President-elect Donald Trump won the state’s popular vote.

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  • Michigan 1st Congressional District Debate
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    Michigan 1st Congressional District Debate

    Candidates for Michigan’s 1st Congressional District, Lon Johnson (D) and Jack Bergman (R), met in a debate in Traverse City. Topics included health care, the environment, national…

    235 views
  • Book TV in Grand Rapids Michigan
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    Book TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working…

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  • American History TV in Grand Rapids Michigan
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    American History TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 23-29 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast…

    204 views
  • House Debate on Funding for Flint Michigan
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    House Debate on Funding for Flint, Michigan

    As part of debate on the House water resources bill, members debated an amendment to add funds to the bill to help the city of Flint, Michigan, deal with its water crisis. The amendment was…

    1,836 views
  • Streets of Old Grand Rapids Exhibit
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    "Streets of Old Grand Rapids" Exhibit

    Alex Forist gave a tour of the “Streets of Old Grand Rapids” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. Mr. Forist talked about what the city looked like before the turn of the twentieth century and what…

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  • Furniture City Exhibit
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    "Furniture City" Exhibit

    Alex Forist gave a tour of the “Furniture City” exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. He explained how the city became known for its furniture production and showed some of the exhibit’s most notable…

    189 views
  • emThin Iceem
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    Thin Ice

    Gordon Olson. co-editor of Thin Ice: Coming of Age in Grand Rapids, talked about the coming of age stories of notable people who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, including President Gerald Ford and singer…

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