Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Explores Stories of ‘67

Laura Weber Davis, WDET

Satori Shakoor

As we lead up to the 50th anniversary of the social unrest in Detroit in the summer of 1967, the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is inviting people to tell their stories of the night the violence began.

That event will take place on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum in Midtown Detroit.

Satori Shakoor is the host of the Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers. She is also the host of WDET’s Twisted Storytellers podcast.

Shakoor talks with Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson about some of the themes that have emerged when talking with people about the 1967 uprising.

Each (of the storytellers) have a memory, each have an experience,” says Shakoor. “No way do these five stories or storytellers can tell the whole thing, but when we put all five of them together we begin to see some recurring themes.”

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.

Image credit: Photo credit: Marvin Shaouni

This post is a part of Detroit Journalism Cooperative.

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Support for this project comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Renaissance Journalism’s Michigan Reporting Initiative and the Ford Foundation.



This post is a part of Detroit '67: A Reflection.

WDET is reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots with stories and photos from people in the community who lived through this historic event.

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