Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

MADC at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Event at UM Detroit Center

January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The University of Michigan Detroit Center presents “1960’s Music and Rebellion: The Soundtrack of our Lives,” on Monday, January 16, 2017 as part of its annual MLK Day activities. This panel event is open to the general public and includes complimentary admission and parking.

About the panel: Music has been a factor in virtually every social movement. There have always been sounds or beats echoing the socio-political conditions of the day. The 1960’s represented a significant change in musical tastes and expression. As the Civil Rights Movement progressed, popular music began to reflect efforts to address social justice issues. The 1967 Detroit Rebellion emerged out this period as a reaction to racial and class oppression. The 2017 MLK Panel at the Detroit Center will discuss how the music of the 1960’s impacted and reflected social consciousness over time.

Join moderator and Professor of English Literature and the Humanities Deborah Smith Pollard of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, as she facilitates an informative and invigorating discussion with panelists: world music expert and WDET radio show host Ishmael Ahmed, U-M School of Music Associate Professor Christian Matijas Mecca, and People’s Records Owner Brad Hales. Over the years, People’s Records has garnered a national reputation for its stock of classic vinyl R&B and jazz records.

This year’s program is co-sponsored by the U-M Alzheimer’s Disease Center. The MADC aims to conduct and support research on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders; promote state-of-the-art care and wellness for individuals and families affected by memory loss; increase dementia awareness through collaborative education and outreach efforts.

Free parking – Handicapped parking on ground level, open parking on levels 3 and above. Guests are to bring their parking ticket to the front desk of the Detroit Center for validation.

You must RSVP for this event.  To register, RSVP to: detroitcenter@umich.edu or 313-593-3584


January 16, 2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Default title


University of Michigan Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Avenue Suite 150
Detroit, MI 48201
+ Google Map