New museum exhibit on Detroit’s painful summer of 1967 is illuminating, immersive

Which word would you choose to describe what happened in Detroit in July 1967? Insurrection? Rebellion? Riot? Revolution? Uprising?”Detroit 67: Perspectives,” the new exhibit opening Saturday at the Detroit Historical Museum, certainly lives up to its name. Not only does it seek your opinion on questions like the one above (which visitors are asked through interactive screens), but it is shaped by the points of view and memories from nearly 500 oral histories, past and present, gathered by the Detroit Historical Society.The summer of ’67 is remembered through a prism of thoughts, experiences and beliefs that are not one size fits all. “It’s media perspectives. It’s individual perspectives. It’s how we all see things through our own eyes. You can’t just have one blanket statement for everybody,” says Tracy Irwin, director of exhibitions and collections for the Detroit Historical Society.

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