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Cities Within The City
“Remembering Detroit’s Historic Black Communities
1920 to 1960s”
The Other Big Three; The Conant Gardeners, The Near EastSiders and The WestSiders each have a mission to research, record and present, from a Black perspective, the history of our three neighborhoods in the City of Detroit from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Each of these groups was organized to write a book about the neighborhood where we were educated, were nurtured and evolved. This publication trend started in the mid 1990s. This is the first event on which we have collaborated – to present an interesting and spirited Black History Program.
The program will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Main Detroit Public Library in the Fine Arts Room. The plan is to present the history of the people and institutions that made these communities special. Starting with the great migration, we will chronicle the family values that provided for our successes despite the repressive attitude of the majority population.
Each of these organizations is committed to excellence with records that include outstanding group and individual accomplishments. We have contributed to the Institutions of our old neighborhoods including Detroit Public School students, providing scholarships and mentoring.
The Conant Gardeners – Clyde Hopkins 313-863-2624
The Near Eastsiders – Lenore Evans 313-861-1955
The WestSiders – Wallace Craig 248-432-7422
Lectures – Book signing – Refreshments