Take a Bike Tour to Discover Black History in Detroit

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Detroit’s African American community developed a rich business, social, and cultural life in the 20th century, especially in music. A new bike tour developed by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office highlights the city's unique architecture and historic sites that played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s.
 

Buildings in Downtown Detroit.
Downtown Detroit | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

 
Along the tour, you'll find the home of Rosa Parks, the recording studio that paved the way for Motown and "bebop" jazz, and much more. Join Jason Hall of RiDetroit for a preview of the self-guided tour, which explores the neighborhoods just outside the city center.