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Michigan and Trumbull - we always bought our peanuts on the corner before going to the Tigers game.

Michigan and Trumbull - we always bought our peanuts on the corner before going to the Tigers game.

July 1967: Detroit erupts | The Detroit News - I lived in the city, and watched these things happening from my front porch :-(

Growing Up In Detroit in the 50's and 60's

I grew up in Southwest Detroit during the 50's and 60's. These are just a few of the memories of that place and time. I based it on an email I had received s...

DETROIT MASONIC TEMPLE

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Ossian Sweet (October 30, 1895 – March 20, 1960) was a American physician. He is most notable for his self-defense in 1925 of his newly purchased home in a white neighborhood against a mob attempting to force him out of the neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, and the subsequent acquittal by an all-white jury of murder charges against him, his family, and friends who helped defend his home, in what came to be known as the Sweet Trials.

Ossian Sweet (October 30, 1895 – March 20, 1960) was a American physician. He is most notable for his self-defense in 1925 of his newly purchased home in a white neighborhood against a mob attempting to force him out of the neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, and the subsequent acquittal by an all-white jury of murder charges against him, his family, and friends who helped defend his home, in what came to be known as the Sweet Trials.

Smokey Robinson in front of Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan.

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Smokey Robinson in front of Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan.

Crowds riot on 12th and Clairmount Streets on July 23, 1967, in Detroit. (The Detroit News)

1967 Riots | Detroit History | Detroit News

The 20 Grand - my father played here before I was born. He also took my mother to see the then unknown Jackson 5 which featured a very young Michael Jackson.

The 20 Grand

Soulful Detroit Project unites the Northern Soul movement with the golden age soul music of Motown era Detroit to preserve and enrich its history.

The Flame Showbar, in Detroit's Paradise Valley. Corner of Canfield and John R.

The Flame Showbar, in Detroit's Paradise Valley. Corner of Canfield and John R.

Detroit riot 1943

Detroit race riot 1943

The Detroit riot of 1943 was a national embarrassment during time of war, causing America to take a long, hard introspective look at itself.

Women's Auxiliary, Marches, Detroit, Michigan, 1940s

Walter P. Reuther Library (11367) UAW, Women's Auxiliary, Marches, Detroit, Michigan, 1940s

This is the Apex Bar on Oakland Street in the Paradise Valley section of Detroit. It is a historic blues club where John Lee Hooker used to play when he came to Detroit. The inspiration for one his many hits ..."Boom Boom" ....came from his time here. I read also that the bar has the distinction of being "the cleanest bar in Detroit"!

The Apex Bar-Historic Paradise Valley

This is the Apex Bar on Oakland Street in the Paradise Valley section of Detroit. It is a historic blues club where John Lee Hooker used to play when he came to Detroit. The inspiration for one his many hits ..."Boom Boom" ....came from his time here. I read also that the bar has the distinction of being "the cleanest bar in Detroit"!