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Wednesday
21
MAR

Detroit’s 20th Century African American Civil Rights Grant

18:00
20:00

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FREE Public Information Meeting
Location: The Old Fine Arts Room (3rd floor)

The State Historic Preservation Office, the Detroit Historic Designation Advisory Board, and Quinn Evans Architects are collaborating on a National Park Service grant to document Detroit’s Civil Rights history.

The project will:
Document existing buildings and sites associated with 20th
Century African American Civil Rights in Detroit (1900-1974)
Develop a history that identifies the significant people and
events associated with Detroit’s Civil Rights Movement at the
local, state, and national level for the following time periods and
themes:
Rekindling Civil Rights, 1900-1940
Birth of The Civil Rights Movement, 1941-1954
Modern Civil Rights Movement, 1955-1964
The Second Revolution, 1965-1976

This is an opportunity to learn more about the project and provide input on potential sites and research topics.

This grant is a first step in what we expect to be a much larger effort. The information collected will be used in a wide range of projects and programs—from books to bike tours--that promote Detroit’s 20th Century African American Civil Rights history.