Flash Point: Detroit 1967 exhibit at the Lorenzo Cultural Center until Sept. 30

Flash Point picIt’s been 50 years since the Detroit riots, and the Lorenzo Cultural Center is joining other area organizations in commemorating the event through its exhibit Flash Point: Detroit 1967.

A display of photographs and poignant quotes from period documents and reports captures the tone of this turbulent time. The exhibit is complemented by a series of presentations that include a discussion of the events that led to the 1967 uprising and the climate of the city, a showing of Summer ’67: Finding the Lost which examines the 43 lives cut short during the uprising, and the Stagecrafters Community Theater’s rehearsal of excerpts from the play Detroit ’67. For a complete listing of the presentations, click here.

The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 30, is the result of a partnership with the Detroit Historical Society’s D67 Project.

The exhibit and accompanying presentations are open to the public at no charge, but registration is required for the presentations by calling (586) 445-7348 or by emailing culturalcenter@macomb.edu. No registration is required to view the exhibit, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Sept. 1 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from Sept. 5 through Sept. 30. The Lorenzo Cultural Center is located on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus in Clinton Township at Hall and Garfield roads.

Tish Wirth is the public relations coordinator for Macomb Community College.

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