50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion


Five days of violence.

Forty-three people killed, 33 black and 10 white.

More than a thousand people injured.

More than 7,000 arrested.

Thousands of businesses and homes burned.

On tonight's Let It Rip, we're talking the Detroit rebellion of 1967.

Part I: On the panel
Alex Albritton, political consultant and an amateur historian

Amyre Makupson, broadcasting legend, TV pioneer who anchored the news in Detroit for decades

Sheila Cockrel, former Detroit city councilwoman who got her start as community activist and now serves as co-director of Citizen Detroit

Ron Michaels, who worked at the GM plant and fondly remembers Detroit the way it was

Charlie Langton, anchor and attorney

Part II: On the panel
James Jackson, retired commander who spent 28 years with the Detroit Police Department, now chair of criminal justice at Wayne County Community College

Vickie Thomas, citybeat reporter for WWJ news radio 950 AM, regional director of the National Association of Black Journalists

Dr. Ray Johnson, educator, businessman, developer, with a new project coming to Detroit

Charlie Langton

Part III: On the road
Charlie Langton takes Let It Rip on the road.
We invite you to watch our commercial-free special on the Summer of '67 this Sunday.

It airs at 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.

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