“As a practical matter it does make it more difficult for the eight communities that are in emergency, we were on a very positive path, hopefully to start transitioning (them out of it.)”
As the Flint GM sit down strike neared its moment of truth 75 years ago, coal miners’ union founder John L. Lewis filled the leadership vacuum at the top of the UAW.
Gold and silver coins were scarce during Michigan’s early statehood days, so local banks were allowed to print paper money to lubricate the wheels of commerce.
… that’s how some local Pillars of Society described the crime comic books many Detroit kids loved to read 60 years ago.
The man who invented the rear view mirror built a popular car at his factory on Michigan Avenue until the economic crash following World War I.
One hundred fifteen years ago, the infamous “Plessy vs. Ferguson” Supreme Court decision made “Separate But Equal” an excuse for generations of racial injustice, thanks to one Detroiter’s judicial manifesto.
Forty years ago, the world gasped when a Detroit auto executive, moonlighting as head of the U.S. Table Tennis Association, crossed the Bamboo Curtain.
One hundred twenty-five years ago, Detroit rode the cutting edge of technology when the “Edison Illuminating Company” was formed.
The Tigers’ first game ever foreshadowed the wild swings of the next 110 years, maddening blunders followed by never-say-die heroics.
WWJ’s Joe Donovan takes a look back in his Detroit History report.