Jamon Jordan, founder of the Black Scroll Network History & Tours, will lead a historical and educational tour to learn about the causes of the 1967 uprising, and the discriminatory policies and practices that are part of our region's history.
The 2 1/2-hour tour, departs from outside of the John R entrance of the Detroit Institute of Arts. It will include stops at Gordon Park, which now occupies the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard (12th Street) and Clairmount, as well as the Birwood Wall, erected on Detroit’s Birwood Street in the 1940s to create a barrier between black and white residents. It will return to the departure point on John R at the end of the tour. Tickets for the tour are $10 and are available at tickets.freep.com.
The tour is presented by the Freep Film Festival and Bridge Magazine and made possible thanks to generous support by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation.
It is connected to the film "12th and Clairmount," which will screen at the Detroit Film Theatre on Sunday, April 15 at 6 pm. Purchase tickets to the film: https://www.dia.org/events/freep-film-festival-12th-and-clairmount
See other screening times: http://freepfilmfestival.com/12-clairmount-2018/