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Racial Strikes in the Auto Industry

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

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Detroit Red Wings

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

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the White Stripes

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

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Kwame Kilpatrick

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

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1932 Ford Hunger March

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

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Chrysler 200 Super Bowl XLV Ad

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

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The Detroit Institute of Art Renovation

The Detroit Institute of Art (DIA) underwent a major renovation from 1999 to 2007. It was the first time the building had went under and structural changes since the 1960’s. The project added an additional 31,000 sq. ft. and cost … Continue reading

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