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Where to see Aretha Franklin’s past and 9 other places to explore Detroit’s Black history

Before she was the Queen of Soul and a social justice crusader, Aretha Franklin was the songbird of New Bethel Baptist Church, located in Detroit’s 12th Street neighborhood.

“She was a very quiet kid, and she always liked to sing,” says Fannie Tyler, who worked as personal secretary for Aretha’s father, the Reverend C.L. Franklin, and as Aretha’s secretary coordinator for her gospel program.

“She grew up with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. They were young kids together, Smokey, Levi Stubbs, Mary Wilson, and Jackie Wilson,” Tyler continues. Franklin’s father would invite gospel legends including Mahalia Jackson, Clara

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How Chrysler Was Once Detroit’s Technological Leader

Feel of Chrysler historical past, and what comes to intellect? Almost certainly economic struggles and K-autos. But that was not usually Chrysler’s legacy. In the days just before Fiat, Daimler, and Lee Iacocca, Chrysler was recognised as Detroit’s engineering powerhouse, a company that formulated technological innovations that have been copied quickly by its cross-town rivals. How did Chrysler get paid that reputation—and how was it missing?

Chrysler Record: Launching With the Industry’s Most Ground breaking Vehicle

Chrysler recognized its tech-savvy popularity for innovation with its really initial auto. At the 1924 New York Automobile Exhibit, Walter P. Chrysler unveiled a

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