1967 Pershing High School Basketball Team Brought Championship to City

It’s piece of Detroit sports history that seems to be lost to time. Coach Will Robinson not only lead the 1967 Pershing High School men’s basketball team to a championship for the first time in 37 years, but he also lead basketball teams in Detroit’s Black Bottom neighborhood to championships after the 1943 race riots in the city. Detroit-based journalist Brendan Hunter talks to CultureShift about the legacy of the 1967 team.

Image credit: Photo via MichiganPreps.com

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Producer / Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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