Detroit bids farewell to its 'Queen of Soul'

AmNews Staff Reports | 8/28/2018, 11:12 a.m.
Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there’s no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place ...
Aretha Franklin Official White House Photo by Pete Souz

Aretha Franklin had admirers the world over, but there’s no doubt the flame burned brightest in Detroit — the place she was raised and remained for most of her life.

It’s difficult to separate the singer from the city, so you better think that her town is saying farewell in royal fashion to its Queen of Soul, with a concert, public viewings and a funeral that’s expected to be attended by at least one former president, civil rights leaders and many other musical luminaries.

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