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African Americans and their historic impact on The City of Detroit

A Mighty Long Way: How Black People Moved In & Out and Around Detroit

By: Jamon Jordan

In 1903, an auto company founded by James Packard opened a 10,000 square ft facility on the east side of Detroit. The Packard Plant would grow to be one of the largest factories in US history. That same year, another man named Henry Ford would form the Ford Motor Company, and within a few years would begin selling the Model T...

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