Panel Discussion: Black Bottom Then & Now

Black Bottom was a thriving Black neighborhood when it was torn down to create a freeway in the name of “urban renewal.”  Sixty years later, I-375 is slated to become grade level, presenting an opportunity for thirty-one acres of new development where Black Bottom once stood.  What will that new development look like, who will benefit, can we repair past harms, and who decides and how? Panelists include Jamon Jordan (City of Detroit Official Historian), Adena Hill (Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program), and a Downtown Detroit Partnership representative.  Moderated by New Detroit COO Jodee Fishman Raines.

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Funding for this program was provided by Michigan Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Michigan Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

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