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"Walk With Me"

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DSO Orchestra Hall
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Concert Description

The Trials of Damon J. Keith

From director Jesse Nesser, executive producer Mitch Albom and presented by The Ford Fund and DTE Foundation

Walk With Me tells the story of ten extraordinary years, four unprecedented cases, and one unconventional federal Judge, who forever changed civil rights in the U.S.

In the wake of the 1967 Detroit race riots, rookie African American Judge Damon J. Keith caused controversy by rooting out hidden discriminatory practices that had been woven into our housing, school, work, and police institutions. Believing that the law could and should be used to pursue social change and racial equality, Keith shook the nation as he challenged the status quo and faced off against angry crowds, the KKK, and even a sitting U.S. President.

The premiere screening will be followed by a talk back with Judge Keith, Jesse Nesser and Mitch Albom.


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