Eight Mile Road and the 8 Mile Boulevard Association

Eight Mile Road, originally utilized as a surveying line in the 1700s, evolved into a phycological and physical barrier between the traditionally black city to the south off Eight Mile Road and the white suburbs to the north. Prior to World War II, the area around the road was mostly farmland, especially to the north, […]

The 1943 Race Riot

The 1943 Detroit race riot was one of the biggest racial conflicts that occurred in the U.S. in the first half of the 20th century, and it was primarily caused by deep-seated systemic racism and unequal housing and job opportunities in wartime Detroit. Shortly after the turn of the century, Detroit experienced a significant population […]