“Looking Back to MOVE FORWARD” explores Detroit’s past, present and future

The Detroit 67 Project, “Looking Back to MOVE FORWARD,” begins by looking at the complex, compounding factors that took place across metropolitan Detroit during the 50 years prior to 1967, followed by a review of the unrest that occurred between July 23 and August 1, 1967.

The exhibition explores the past 50 years up to the present day, detailing the progress we have made as well the setbacks we have encountered. The exhibition narrative concludes by offering a perspective on what lies ahead and will challenge the community to use what we have learned in the past 100+ years to help create a future for Detroit filled with unparalleled promise and opportunity.

The bank is proud to sponsor such a monumental exhibit that takes a look back at the history of Detroit, so the city can continue with its upward momentum to move forward.

Matt Elliott
Bank of America Michigan market president

The goal of the project is to bring together diverse voices and communities around the effects of historic crisis to find their place in the present and inspire the future.

Over 100 partners, including Bank of America, have assisted with this effort.

The Detroit Historical Museum, which is hosting the exhibit, is also a Bank of America Museums on Us partner. This program, now in its 20th year, offers Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit card holders free weekend access to a variety of museums and cultural institutions.

On the first full weekend of every month, Museums on Us allows card holders to visit more than 175 museums in the United States free of charge.

“The bank is proud to sponsor such a monumental exhibit that takes a look back at the history of Detroit, so the city can continue with its upward momentum to move forward,” Bank of America Michigan market president Matt Elliott said. “Thanks to the support of valued partners like Bank of America, thousands of people have experienced Detroit 67. The exhibition is exceeding all expectations for attendance and, most importantly, is serving as a catalyst for the productive discussions that are needed in Detroit — and across America — to move forward” added Bob Bury, executive director and CEO of the Detroit Historical Society.

Detroit 67 includes an online oral and written history archive, an interactive exhibition, a range of educational and outreach activities, community partnership and community wide engagement and mobilization.

11/14/2017

 

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