Like many American cities, Detroit has survived cycles of decay and renewal. Producer Susan Davis invites you to lunch with a group of long-time friends and former neighbors--six local women, spanning two generations, three of them African-American, three of them Jewish. Listen as they share their memories of neighborhoods and a time when the city's racial divide could be conquered over a backyard fence or a kitchen table. They talk about what it means to build a real sense of community, and how easily it can be lost, as well as their hopes and dreams for the city's future.
Detroit Dialogue is a SOUNDPRINT classic, produced by Susan Davis. Special thanks to John Petouis (peh-TOO-iss) at WDET and Judith Hill.
The Detroit News: Death of a City Block
This special report series attempts to understand the demise of a once thriving Detroit block.
The Race Relations and Cultural Collaboration was created to foster cooperation and interaction among diverse racial and cultural groups throughout the Metro Detroit area.
City of Detroit Official Web Page
Detroit's official page
The Detroit News: 1943 Detroit race riots
This article provides a history of the 1943 Detroit Race Riots, complete with historical photography.
AfterCulture: Detroit and the Humiliation of History
by: Jerry S. Herron, 1995
This book examines the history of Detroit and how it has shaped the city's current condition.
Harmony and Dissonance: Voices of Jewish Identity in Detroit, 1914-1967
by: Sidney Bolkosky 1991
This book examines one of the most vital Jewish communities that has existed in the United States.
Untold Tales, Unsung Heroes: An Oral History of Detroit's African American Community, 1918-1967
by: Elaine Latzman Moon 1993
This book features over 100 African American Detroit residents sharing their stories about living in the city.