The history of black Detroit

I found this website called the Detroit African American History Project while surfing awhile back and it is absolutely indisensable for anyone who wants to know and understand black Detroit. But even more than that, I think it’s important simply to look at this wealth of information as Detroit history. Not something so much separate from as it is a part of.

And I’m proud to say this phenomenal website was put together locally by the good folks at Wayne State University.

You really need to check this out. Here’s just a taste.

There’s this…

MLK at Cobo --PHOTO COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

MLK at Cobo --PHOTO COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

…and then there’s this…

Bethel AME Church -- PHOTO COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

Bethel AME Church -- PHOTO COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

…and then finally this…

Martha Jean the Queen "Baptism" --TONY SPINA COLLECTION COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

Martha Jean the Queen "Baptism" --TONY SPINA COLLECTION COURTESY OF WALTER REUTHER LIBRARY

So what are you still doing here?

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~ by Keith A. Owens on August 2, 2008.

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