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| #513 The Birwood Wall |
Part of Detroit's unsavory past, the Birwood Wall was built to separate neighborhoods by race in order to secure loans from the Federal Housing Authority, a Federal agency that would not grant loans to those white neighborhoods that bordered black communities. Sections of it is still remain. It should really be seen in its entirety get the full impact as it not only tells a story of Detroit but of the African American struggles of moving to large cities.
My daughter, the writer, had an essay published in a literary journal a while back regarding her search for the wall.