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Gallery: A Look at Detroit Celebrations Fit for a Queen


August 22, 2018, 1:04 PM
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As Rev Jackson spoke, many were overcome with emotion.

Photos by Stephanie Hume

Her death impacted people in so many ways. But it was her life -- and her larger than life voice -- that moved mountains and majesties.

Stephanie Hume of Detroit, a freelancer using a Canon 5D, chronicles the outpouring of love and devotion around town since Aretha Franklin passed away last week. She is a 2018 Documenting Detroit fellowship winner.  

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United Sound Systems Recording Studios, where Aretha recorded some hits. 
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Sunday Service at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit. 
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During Sunday service in Detroit at New Bethel Baptist Church,  Keyala Daniel performs interpretive dance in honor of Aretha.
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Many were overcome with emotion during Sunday's service.
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A guestbook shows off well wishes outside of New Bethel Baptist Church.
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At El Club, DJ Brad Hales of Peoples Records and the Motor City Soul Club plays Aretha songs. 
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Spinning the Aretha songs at El Club in Detroit. 
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Kid Rock's Made in Detroit restaurant pays tribute to Aretha Franklin with a personal message from Kid Rock himself. 
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El Club in Detroit honors the Queen.
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The artist Sintex created new mural a block from the New Bethel Baptist Church.
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Jennifer Smith (left) and Candice Fortman at Karaoke night at Brix Detroit in Detroit's West Village to honor Aretha.
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Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks to the press after service on Sunday at the New Bethel Baptist Church. 
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Grammy Award Winning Regina Belle pays tribute at the Charles H. Wright Museum. She performed "Rock Steady." 
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