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12th & Clairmount Documentary Screening 12:30pm
November 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Temple Israel Social Action Committee and the St. Mary of the Lake Peace & Justice Committee are co-hosting a screening of the documentary 12th and Clairmount at the Marshall J. Gardener Center for the Arts in Miller Beach at 540 S. Lake Street in Gary on Sunday, November 3, at 12:30 p.m. The event is free to attend and lunch will be served.
In 1967, Detroit’s mostly white police department was known for its harsh treatment of black citizens. When police raided an after hours party at the intersection of 12th Street and Clairmount, the streets erupted in what’s been called a riot by some, a rebellion by others. It lasted five days and left 43 dead. This compelling documentary uses more than 400 reels of home movies, archival footage, illustrations and new oral histories to explore what happened from multiple viewpoints.