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Detroit Art, Mass Media, & Organized Crime

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | 10:30am - 11:30am

The History of Detroit - Local Historian Robert E. Sullivan, Jr.

This presentation will cover three diverse Detroit history topics. The fi rst is a look at art in Detroit, including the DIA, Pewabic Pottery, the Freer Gallery, Marshall Fredericks and paint by numbers. Next is an exploration of the historic contributions of Detroit newspapers, radio and television. Finally, Mr. Sullivan will examine early 20th Century crime in Detroit, including the Purple Gang, Prohibition-era crime and deadly riots in 1943 and 1967.

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