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2016

Grant Recipients

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African Americans

Arts League of Michigan

Passage to Paradise

$25,000 • Detroit

This project digitized an oral history collection based on the voices of African Americans who lived during a “Golden Age” of artistic and economic development in the tri-city nexus of Saginaw, Idlewild and Detroit from roughly 1915-1960.This digitized collection revealed the intricate connection between these three communities, extending the previously recorded oral histories of Saginaw workers to blend them with a new Idlewild oral history. The recordings were paired with original poetry to bring a new perspective to these stories. The collection is hosted on a website at the Carr Center, epicenter for Paradise Valley cultural preservation in Detroit. A two-day public presentation of the collection—consisting of poetry readings, a youth workshop, and public discussion—rounded out activities around this historic collection.

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