A Conversation with Professor Heather Ann Thompson
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous summer of 1967 in Detroit, and The Henry Ford is collaborating with The Detroit Historical Society in its significant community engagement project, “Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward.”
As part of this collaboration, The Henry Ford is pleased to announce a conversation on featuring Professor Heather Ann Thompson. Professor Thompson offers a new perspective on Detroit’s slow-motion economic collapse in the decades following the 1967 uprising. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Stephen Henderson will facilitate.
About the Panelists
|Professor Heather Ann Thompson, a University of Michigan history professor who lived in Detroit as a teenager and graduated from Cass Tech, is a nationally known expert on mass incarceration and the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy.
Copies of Whose Detroit?, by Heather Ann Thompson will be available for purchase.
|Stephen Henderson’s thoughtful perspective can be seen in his reporting in the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Public Television, and through his role as the host of “Detroit Today” on WDET. Henderson received a Pulitzer Prize and a National Association of Black Journalists Journalist of the Year Award for his reporting on Detroit’s financial crises.|
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