Tag: civil rights

  • KEN BURNS EFFECT: Filmmaker reflects on The Civil War series, social equality

    KEN BURNS EFFECT: Filmmaker reflects on The Civil War series, social equality

    It’s hard to have a conversation about American history in today’s world without referencing at least one of Ken Burns’ documentaries. From National Parks to Baseball to The Roosevelts to The Civil War (the latter celebrates its 25th anniversary this month with a re-broadcasting of the groundbreaking series), it’s undeniable that Ken Burns has cemented […]

  • LAST WORD: Gregory Currie

    LAST WORD: Gregory Currie

    When Gregory Currie said he came from a political family, I had no idea he was the son of Jackie Currie, a woman described as a “Detroit legend” after serving many years as Detroit city clerk and Wayne County commissioner. As he was growing up, Currie sometimes felt like he was being groomed to be […]