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Abstract Bruce Harkness photographed the area known as “Poletown,” a multi-ethnic, multi-racial urban area on Detroit’s East Side, from February to December 1981. These photographs document the hundreds of buildings and businesses that were demolished to make way for the construction of a General Motors assembly plant. In addition, Harkness captured vibrant urban exteriors and interiors, neighborhood landmarks, residents and street scenes. The collection is comprised of 200 8"x10" silver gelatin,...
Dates: 1981-02 - 1981-10
Abstract Edward Vaughn was a participant in the rise of black consciousness that began to proliferate in the 1960s. He opened Vaughn’s Bookstore in Detroit in 1965, the second black bookstore in America, and it was well known as disseminator of books and information on African American history. Vaughn also became involved in Forum 66, Black Star Co-op Inc., was part of the 6th Pan-African Congress, and a number of other organizations promoting African American culture and Detroit community. Vaughn...
Abstract Robert Millender (1916-1978) was an influential attorney, political strategist, and campaign manager in Detroit, most notable for his efforts to establish political power for African Americans in the city throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He began his legal and political career in the mid-1950s as a labor attorney, including appointments to the Workers Compensation Board and the Trade Unions Leadership Council. In the early 1960s, Millender and George Crockett, Jr. began working toward the goal...
Dates: 1963 - 1978; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1977
Abstract In 1989, the Detroit Urban League initiated a project to create an oral history of Detroit’s African American community, underrepresented in traditional histories of the city, focusing on the period of 1918 through 1967, from near the time of the League’s founding to the civil unrest of 1967. Elaine Latzman Moon, then on staff at the Detroit Urban League, led the project and interviewed more than 200 participants from all walks of life, ages, and social and economic status, including many...
Dates: 1990 - 1994
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- African American businesspeople 1
- Black power 1
- Civil rights movements 1
- Deindustrialization 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 1
- Folklore 1
- Local elections 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Neighborhoods 1
- Oral histories 1
- Photographs 1
- Photography 1
- Polish Americans 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Theater 1
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- Austin, Richard H. 1
- Democratic Party (U.S.) 1
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- Harkness, Bruce (Bruce L.) 1
- Mahaffey, Maryann 1
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