One Detroit Associate Producer, Will Glover, sits down with “Family Pictures, USA” Executive Producer, Don Perry, at the Detroit Historical Museum to talk about how he and his team uncovered the rich stories featured in the 3-part series, which premieres on PBS on August 12.
“Family Pictures, USA” explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of our shared history, diversity and common values.
Episode 2, which focuses on Detroit, airs on Tuesday, August 13th at 8 PM. In America’s comeback city, “Detroit” (Tuesday, August 13, 8:00 p.m. ET), the series introduces descendants of both Native Americans and slaves whose ancestors helped build the city. Thomas visits the oldest hat store in the U.S. and learns about a border wall paid for by the U.S. government that was constructed to separate black and white neighborhoods. One of America’s most prosperous cities in 1960, Detroit’s rise and fall and rise again is revealed through personal photos and stories of the city’s proud inhabitants. The enormous influence of the auto industry, the rise of labor unions, cultural touchstones like the Motown sound, the devastating impacts of the 1967 riots and the city’s renaissance today are all explored via family narratives and memories, expanding our understanding of Detroit and its multilayered story.
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