No one could ever accuse Jack White of forgetting his roots or turning his back on his home city, Detroit. Growing up as a drummer on the music scene in Detroit, White made it big when the White Stripes hit major success and has been putting out an ongoing train of insanely good music ever since, churning out tunes from The Raconteurs, Dead Weather and a few solo projects too. 464 more words
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Families often have stories that are not shared with younger members, one such story concerned my grandfather.
My grandfather Hamilton Redfield Norvell was born in Detroit in 1863, when his father died in 1881 leaving the family with a mountain of debts, Hamilton and his mother Mary Dean Redfield Norvell moved to Buffalo. 449 more words
Recentering Detroit is a multipart examination of culture of development in the current city, the ongoing crises and the efforts by residents to define their city, not as a relic of the past to be resurrected or “revitalized,” but a place where people live their lives. 1,802 more words
Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain, later known as “Ville de Troit,” then the City of Detroit — on July 24, 1701, and the continent has never been the same. 186 more words