Wayne Law symposium focuses on ’67 Detroit rebellion

DETROIT – The Journal of Law in Society at Wayne State University Law School marked the 50th anniversary of the Detroit rebellion with a symposium on “Why Detroit Rebelled: The Intersection of Racism and Social Control in the City.”

Students, scholars, historians and members of the community gathered for the Nov. 17 event at the law school, which featured panel discussions on the following topics:

  • The Stage was Set: A History of Racism and Social Control
  • Summer of ’67: What Really Happened
  • Detroit Today: The Reproduction of Systems of Control

Delivering the keynote address was Dr. Scott Kurashige of the University of Washington Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. He discussed his recently published book, “The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis Began in Detroit.”

Also speaking at the event were third-year student Jonathan Demers, editor-in-chief of The Journal in Law in Society; Dean Richard A. Bierschbach; third-year student Casey Thal, symposium director; and Professor Peter J. Hammer, director of Wayne Law’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.

Students and keynote speaker

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At The Journal of Law in Society’s 2017 symposium, keynote speaker Dr. Scott Kurashige (from left), poses for a photo with student organizers Madeline Sinkovich, Jonathan Demers and Casey Thal.

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Panelists

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Wayne State University Professor Jeffrey Horner listens as Oakland University Professor De Witt S. Dykes Jr. speaks during a panel discussion at The Journal of Law in Society’s symposium on the Detroit rebellion, Nov. 17 at Wayne Law. For more photos, visit go.wayne.edu/jls17.

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Contact: Kaylee Place

Email: kaylee.place@wayne.edu

Phone: 313-577-4629

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