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April 2021

22apr7:30 pm8:00 pmA Short History of Racism in Detroit Virtual Tour

Event Details

This virtual tour will provide an overview of some of the most devastating policies and events in Detroit’s last 100 years .
Black Detroiters have been a part of Detroit’s greatest moments but have also had to bear the brunt of its worst. Too often those low-points stemmed from racist federal and local policies that disproportionately impacted the city’s Black residents. From segregation and redlining, to police brutality and the destruction of Black and immigrant neighborhoods, systemic racism has been a part of the city’s story since its founding.
This virtual tour will provide an overview of some of the most devastating policies and events in Detroit’s last 100 years, help attendees understand how our region’s past is still impacting our region today and provide suggestions on how allies can be part of the solution moving forward.
Tour discussion points include:
-Ossian Sweet House
-Birwood Wall
-Black Bottom and Paradise Valley
-Redlining and Restrictive Covenants
-Uprising of 1967
And much more…
If you’re interested in supporting our non-profit further , learn more about our annual membership program at detroitexperiencefactory.org/annual-membership or visit our tax-deducible donation site here .
To join us on more virtual experiences , visit detroitexperiencefactory.org/public-tours
Interested in a custom tour for your group on this topic or any other topic related to Detroit and our region?
View our FAQ to get the most out of your virtual experience: detroitexperiencefactory.org/virtual-faq
Recommendations: Have headphones or external speakers handy in case computer audio is inadequate.
Ensure that your computer has a stable internet connection and use wired Ethernet connection if possible for the lowest chance of interruption. Change the video layout to active speaker view.
Photo of the Birwood Wall Courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Location

Facebook Live

Organizer

Detroit Experience Factory

Cost

FREE

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