The Max M. Fisher Resource Center

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Detroit Councilman Kenneth Cockrel, who opposed city tax breaks for the development of Riverfront
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, discusses Fisher's influence with President Ford.
Damon Keith remembers Max Fisher's courage in standing against the Detroit Police Department after the Riots in 1967.
Bar-Ilan Degree
Max Fisher at his office in the Fisher Building.
Peter Golden, Max Fisher's biographer, on Fisher's role as conduit in deals between US and Israel.
Bob McCabe discusses Max Fisher's key role in the Detroit Renaissance, his leadership and his ability to build consensus.
Milwaukee Journal article entitled "Detroit Refuses to Give Up" about the Detroit Renaissance.
Detroit business and community leaders, left to right, Robert Surdam, Henry Ford II, Max Fisher, and Robert McCabe in front of the Renaissance Center, late 1970s.
Tribute to Max Fisher
Peter Golden explains Max Fisher's role negotiating between Meir and Nixon for re-supply to Israel.
The Alpha Kappa Psi Civic Award, "For service to country and community and inspiring leadership," presented to Max Fisher in 1970 by the Delta Theta Chapter of the University of Detroit.
Anti-Defamation League Honors
Max Fisher with Secretary of Commerce Robert Mosbacher and President George H. W. Bush outside the White House. Signed, "To Max - I love this shot. Your friend - George Bush"
Bob McCabe explains how the Ren Cen was a catalyst for revitalizing Detroit.
Max Fisher speaking in a UJA fundraising video about the need to support Jewish people around the world.