Executive produced by Big Sean, the History Channel premiered it’s 40-minute television documentary ‘Detroit: Comeback City’ this past weekend. Chronicling how Michigan’s capital went from the engine of American capitalism to a city of ruins that is now on the cusp of an exciting rebirth. The story of the city is told by real natives who recount the stories of their relatives who helped build the birthplace of Motown Records and the country. Among the interview subjects are Alice Cooper, Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Bill Ford and NASA Astronaut Jerry Linenger.
From Henry Ford’s automated assembly lines that turned Detroit into a wheelhouse of innovation, to the factories that made the city WW2’s arsenal of democracy. We also hear from those who found freedom and prosperity in the Motor City, fleeing racism in the South to build a new life. And those who lived through the city’s 1967 riots and the city’s eventual downturn – leading to Detroit’s painful filing for bankruptcy in 2013.
Watch the official trailer after the jump and view the doc in its entirety here.
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