Detroit Under Fire

Detroit Under Fire: Police Violence, Crime Politics, and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Civil Rights Era is a book-length digital exhibit published in March 2021 and created by the Policing and Social Justice HistoryLab, an initiative of the University of Michigan Department of History and a component of the U-M Carceral State Project’s Documenting Criminalization and Confinement initiative. The research team–sixteen undergraduate students, one graduate student lab supervisor, and one professor–began constructing Detroit Under Fire and the five accompanying Arc GIS StoryMap exhibits during the Fall 2018 semester in History 393: “Cold Cases: Police Violence, Crime, and Social Justice in Michigan.” 



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