This blog details Detroit history, from the Rise to the Rebuild and everything in between. Detroit is one of America's quintessential cities, containing as much despair as fortune. Nothing is off limits!
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There were three strikes in the 1940’s that were directly related to the promotion of African Americans, and desegregation of plants in the Detroit area. The Packard Motor Company strike, which only employed African Americans as janitors or for foundry, … Continue reading
The Red Wings became an official NHL Hockey team in 1926. They are the third most awarded hockey franchise in history, and have won 11 Stanley Cups. From 1933-66 the Red Wings only missed 4 playoffs, followed by a “dead” … Continue reading
As leaders of the garage rock revival, the White Stripes, consisting of Meg and Jack White, gained major popularity after their third album called Elephant in 2003. Elephant won the duo their first Grammy and established them as a powerful … Continue reading
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is well-known for his corrupt actions during his elected period. It includes rumors his wife assaulted a stripper when she came home to find the notorious “Manoogian Mansion Party”, the murder and cover-up of that … Continue reading
The Ford Hunger March that occurred on Feb. 4th, 1932 was a fight for workers rights after the spike in unemployment following the 1929 market crash. Millions participated in the march while around 100,000 stayed in the Metro City to … Continue reading
2011’s Super Bowl ad by Chrysler had people talking. The commercial was voiced over by Grand Rapids native, Kevin Yon, and featured world famous rapper Eminem. The footage showed both the historic highlights and shortcomings of Detroit. It acknowledged Detroit’s … Continue reading