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Capturing Black Bottom, a Detroit Neighborhood Lost to Urban Renewal

Detroit, MI

Capturing Black Bottom, a Detroit Neighborhood Lost to Urban Renewal

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“Black Bottom Street View,” now exhibiting at the Detroit Public Library, thoughtfully displays old images of the historic African American neighborhood in its final days. In the late summer of 1949, three little boys sat on the curb outside 1231 Riopelle St., in Detroit’s now-vanished Black Bottom …

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