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!
Category Archives: The Fall
Coleman Young, Detroit’s mayor from 1918-1997, is one of the city’s most prominent figures. Some were very fond of Young, while others were not. During his time as mayor, he was blamed for police corruption and failure to resolve racial … Continue reading
In 2008 the American economy faced one of the worst downturns in our history. Unemployment numbers increased, and manufacturing plants like the ones in Detroit were near a state of bankruptcy. The federal government came in and supported Chrysler and … Continue reading
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
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
In 1960, Berry Gordy would find one of Detroit’s most iconic and important music foundations: Motown Records. Motown, taking name after Detroit’s reputation as a motor or automobile centered city, would characterize the city for more than half a century … Continue reading