Soul brother: A Detroit business ruined during 1967 riots

I’d never seen Mr. Smitherman look this sad as we unpacked boxes in his new store front on Grand River in Detroit a few buildings west of the old Riviera Theater. Basil Smitherman was a business man, the uncle of Marla Gibson who played Florence the maid on the Jeffersons and the best dressed guyContinue reading “Soul brother: A Detroit business ruined during 1967 riots”