The Riots: Requiem of Detroit, Part 5

Part 5 continues by providing a perspective of post-war Detroit into the riots of the late 6o’s.

All was not well in the fantasy world of American consumers riding in their cold war rocket ships & chrome bath tubs along ever more congested freeways. As they rushed between homes in the suburbs & jobs in the still booming car plants comsumer began to lose touch with the nightmarish reality of the decaying inner city they had left behind.

This segment includes commentary on the inflaming of racial tensions in this period, live footage of the riots, & pictures of the National Guard moving through neighborhoods. I confess that every time I watch this series I choke up. And then I rejoice in the power of the Gospel to reconcile men to God & to one another!

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