Liz Wheatly

Detroit '67

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As the title suggests, this is a story of 12 months in the life of a city. Subtitled “The year that changed soul”, it is much more than that. Leading black music label Motown is at the heart of the story, and 1967 is one of Motown’s more turbulent years, but it’s set against the backdrop of growing opposition to the war in Vietnam, police brutality, a disaffected black population, rioting, strikes in the Big Three car plants and what seemed like the imminent breakdown of society.

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