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"Detroit's Cass Corridor" April Scholar Series
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012.6:00pm until 9:00pm
The Detroit Historical Society continues its captivating Scholar Series with co-authors Armando Delicato and Elias Khalil.
Welcome to the Cass Corridor, an area geographically bound by freeways and major thoroughfares, yet boundless in its rich history and influence. Since the French established the sleepy ribbon farms in the 1700s, the Cass Corridor has experienced a fascinating evolution. Home to affluent gentry in the Victorian era, the area became the hub for automotive parts suppliers, film distribution, and pharmaceuticals at the turn of the 20th century. The interwar period saw the area transition to a working-class neighborhood that descended into a slum. The Cass Corridor, however, redefined itself, Detroit, and the nation as a home to the counterculture movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The corridor has long been a cradle of creativity that many renowned personalities called home, including Charles Lindbergh, Gilda Radner, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Marcus Belgrave, and others.
The future of the Cass Corridor - now part of a dynamic, rebranded Midtown area - is bright. The area is anchoring the renaissance of Detroit as a lively urban neighborhood that is pedestrian and biker friendly, embraces social entrepreneurship and diversity in all their manifestations, and has a hip joie de vivre unique to America. Authors Armando Delicato and Elias Khalil share a love for Detroit and are committed to telling its story to the world.
The cost of the event is free for Detroit Historical Society members and $10 for guests. Advance registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to register for the event, please call (313) 833-1801 or visit www.detroithistorical.org.