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Stories of Social Justice and Injustice
The Henry Ford commits to solidarity with communities that experience marginalization or other social injustice by using our collections — the artifacts and stories of American innovation, ingenuity, resourcefulness, entrepreneurship, perseverance and social transformation — to amplify those stories.
In the late 1960s, some African Americans began to channel frustration and anger at lack of progress in civil rights and equality into the multi-faceted idea of “Black Power”—including the reshaping of African American education.
Paradise Valley was a commercial center for African American Detroiters by day and a nightlife destination for both African Americans and whites at night, but was ultimately destroyed by urban renewal.