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Detroit Divided: The History of Jim Crow in Detroit Bus Tour

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 East Warren Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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Detroit's population is 82% African American. The city is surrounded by dozens of suburbs that are predominantly white in population.

This racial disparity in southeast Michigan has its roots in the history of Detroit.

From slavery and the Underground Railroad in the 1700s and 1800s to the Great Migration of African Americans in the early-to-mid-1900s, Detroit's political, business, and civic leadership put forward policies of racial discrimination and inequality in order to uphold white supremacy.

African American Detroiters never accepted this inequality. They fought as abolitionists, as civil rights leaders and activists, in lawsuits, in protests, in the Civil Rights Movement, the Labor Movement, the Black Power Movement, the Women's Movement and more to destroy racial inequality and have access to resources.

Today, African Americans in Detroit and around the city live with the legacy of this history of racial inequality.

And whites in the Detroit area are living with the same legacy.

Join historian and Tour Leader Jamon Jordan as he leads this BUS TOUR on the history of the sites of racial division in Detroit which helped to create the separated populations and the separated thinking of Detroiters and suburbanites.

Tour Fee - $25

We Meet in the lobby of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at 1:45pm. We load the buses and depart from the front of the museum at 2pm.

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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

315 East Warren Avenue

Detroit, MI 48201

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