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Detroit’s 20th Century African American Civil Rights Grant


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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
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.