Map: Citywide pattern of children’s pedestrian deaths & injuries by automobiles

citywide pattern child auto 1971

Building off of William Bunge’s similar map, this map comes from the Detroit Geographic Expedition and Institute’s Field Papers III.

“[…] All the area about a mile going out from downtown Detroit is one-way traffic and runs right through the heart of the Black community. And on one specific corner in six months there were six children killed on one corner by commuter traffic. But, naturally, these deaths of these children or the injuries or whatever it happened to be were disguised as something else. They never said that a certain business man who was working for BUrroughs downtown who was on his way to Southfield went through the Black community by way of this commuter traffic and killed my people – Black children. Even in the information which the police keep, we couldn’t get that information. We had to use political people in order to use them as a means of getting information from the police department in order to find out exactly what time, where, how and who killed that child.

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  1. Pingback: Map: Children’s Traffic Fatalities in Detroit 2004 – 2014 | DETROITography

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