Digital database of 19th century and pre-1922 photographs of Detroit. These images illustrate the social and cultural history of Detroit as well as document the historical events that have occurred in the city.The formats include glass negatives, lanternslides, cased images, albumen prints and stereograph cards from the Detroit Public Library's Burton Historical Collection.
Several thousand images from collections of the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and the relating the history of Detroit; including urban development, politics, civil rights, ethnic communities, etc.
A documentary presenting the workers' view of working conditions inside Detroit's auto factories. It focuses on the activities of the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in their efforts to build an independent African American labor organization which, unlike the United Auto Workers, would respond to the racism and dangerous working conditions faced by African American workers in the industry.
"Just imagine... Teen moms becoming Urban Farmers. Utopia? Not in Detroit! the hometown of mass production is turning green again. The disappearance of the auto industry transformed the once wealthiest city of American into a villa ghetto. Amidst all this misery, the 'forgotten' residents have surprisingly emerged with their own solutions. Nature is taking over the city and the new generation is taught to harvest its profit."--Container.
'More than a requiem, this documentary touches on issues relevant to all students of American history and society by using Detroit as a window into many sociocultural aspects of American life. Major topics include industrialization, the birth of suburbs and consumerism, black migration and white flight, race relations, unionization, economic decline, and community renewal--all set to a sound track by famous Detroit musicians.
"The visit to Detroit's Arab American community by Shaykh Ghanim Mansour, one of the last epic storytellers from Egypt, shakes the cultural beliefs of immigrant parents and their American born children"--Container.