The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Edsel Ford claims the name Max Fisher is synonymous with the city of Detroit.
Max Fisher with Marjorie, Jane Sherman, and others at the JAFI Assembly in 1990.
Left to Right: Dan Lavin, Art Howard, Max Fisher, Abe Green, John Leerie, and Joseph Holtzman take a break for lunch during the 1956 Allied Jewish Campaign.
The inner city neighborhoods in Detroit did not feel the economic growth created by the Detroit Renaissance.
The Detroit riots, which began on July 23, 1967 led to 43 deaths, 7,200 arrests and a minimum of $42.5 million in damages.
Max Fisher "A Man of Our Times"
1999, Michiganian of the Year Award
Renaissance Center
Max Fisher signing the Agreement for the Reconstitution of the newly Reconstituted Jewish Agency for Israel
Bill Berman talks about Max Fisher's commitment to finding consensus among groups in the pursuit of the right decision.
Robert Aronson on Max Fisher's fundraising prowess.
Peter Cummings remembers Max Fisher's leadership and commitment to Detroit, and on his loyalty to people and causes.
Left to Right: Max M. Fisher, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, Michigan Governor William Milliken
Agreement for the Reconstitution of the Jewish Agency of Israel
Coleman Young amid construction of Detroit's Renaissance Center
1990 letter from Max M. Fisher to Secretary of State Jim Baker concerning Middle East peace policy.