Detroit

President Obama on Rosa Parks Bus at Henry Ford Museum

President Obama on Rosa Parks Bus at Henry Ford Museum, Detroit

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Detroit

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As Detroit proper rebuilds, its important to understand that its problems started back in 1940s with poor planning that encouraged de-urbanization to the suburbs. With better planning, hopes are high that Downtown & Midtown redevelopment and Woodward Avenue Streetcar will spark a brighter future for all of Motown.

Cultural Sites
With a Underground Railroad sites, Charles Wright Museum of African American History, Motown and Joe Louis monuments, the Motor City has been a black culture anchor for decades … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
Not long ago, the inner city was bumping with soulful nightlife. Now you have to pick your spots around town. But the important thing to know is that you can still have a good meal and good times … More

History
From the early 1800s until the Civil War, Detroit played a major role in the Underground Railroad. In the 20th Century, it became a magnet for black workers in the automotive industry … More

Historic Sites
In the city known for having the last major station on the Underground Railroad, the Frederick Douglass-John Brown meeting place and for being where the Nation of Islam was founded … More

Redeveloping Motor City
To the surprise of many, a couple of billionaires are joining government officials at making big bets on the city. Based on evidence to date, they appear to be avoiding past mistakes that tanked Motor City … More

General Attractions
Renaissance Center, Greektown, Campus Martius Park, Hart Plaza, Midtown, several casinos hosting nightly entertainment and notable memorials anchor general attractions in the Motor City … More

Family Attractions
Detroit Science Center, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Detroit Zoo, Belle Isle, The Palace at Auburn Hills, and Automotive Hall of Fame are remarkable sites for every family to visit … More

The Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Fisher Music Center, Masonic Temple Theatre, Gem Theatre, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Music Hall, Majestic Theatre, Fox Theatre and … More

Paradise Valley
Before the Civil War, Second Baptist Church, now the Midwest’s oldest black church, served as the area’s primary Underground Railroad Station and safe haven for over 5,000 ex-slaves … More

Frederick Douglass Meets John Brown
How appropriate that Frederick Douglass met John Brown here in March 1859. John Brown informed Frederick Douglass and other abolitionist attending a meeting at William Webb’s house, that national insurrection … More

Places of Worship
Among other things, Detroit is known for its marvelous collection of black churches. Second Baptist Church is a famous Underground Railroad Station. Aretha Franklin sang at churches here. The Nation of Islam … More

Motown Sound
Detroit’s musical tradition began when many Africans Americans from the Mississippi Delta moved here from 1900 and 1940 to work in the auto factories. The Blues and Gospel Music arrived with them. Detroit developed … More

Shops & Galleries
GR N’Namdi Gallery of Contemporary Art, Eric’s I’ve Been Framed Shop, Globe Bible Bookstore, Shrine of the Black Madonna Cultural Center & Bookstore are holding down the fort … More

Spas
Woodhouse Day Spa is highly rated, holistic approach to beauty with natural and certified organic ingredients with breakthrough advanced skin care. Their skin care experts recommend a home care program to help you … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Detroit is the hub of a 5-million person metro area and 900,000 African Americans. At one time, it had more former Tuskegee Airmen residents than any other city. Later in life, Rosa Parks became a resident … More

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