Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Detroit: City on the Move?

I posted earlier about the Sam Roberts song Detroit '67, which made me nostalgic for a past I'd never even seen. The video starts with an intro from then-mayor Jerome Cavanagh, and I've finally gotten to see where that footage is from. This is Detroit's bid for the 1968 Summer Olympics. It doesn't elicit the emotion of Sam's video, but it is very interesting to look at, especially knowing that two years after it was filmed the city had its infamous 1967 race riots. 

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