Panel Discussion: “Black Bottom & I-375: Past, Present, and Future”

Free with Detroit Historical Museum admission!  Check out our brand-new exhibit, "In the Neighborhood."  Stay for this timely panel discussion on Black Bottom's past, present, and future.

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. 


Courtesy of Detroit Historical Society



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Thursday, May 16, 2024

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Doors open at 6:00 PM


Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave

Detroit, MI 48202

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