Detroit Journeys

Detroit Journeys: Migration and Immigration: The collection supports the goal of learning about history and human progress from the experiences of ordinary individuals. The archive does not seek to interview the famous individual but to support the understanding of life experiences from those who lived them day-to-day. Most Detroit Journeys interviews are the result of students interviewing their older relatives. Through experiential learning, students have and are creating a unique repository of not just their family histories but of the collective experiences of African-American journeys from the South to Detroit and of immigration to Detroit.

Detroit Journeys Collection

Detroit Journeys Collection

The Detroit Journeys Collection features interviews focusing on the experiences of individuals migrating within the U.S. or from outside the U.S. to Detroit, Michigan.

Experiences Collection

Experiences Collection

The Experiences Collection features two sections. The first section includes interviews with women from Bennett College who participated in the Woolworth's Lunch Counter civil rights demonstration in Greensboro, North Carolina. The second section includes interviews with migrant workers from Homestead, Florida.

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