Map: The Heart of Detroit’s Negro Community 1955

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This map serves as the cover art for a report titled: “some notes on the Detroit negro vote.” The map notes that the Fifth Ward and area best known historically as Paradise Valley has been a majority African American area. The report goes on the chart the Black vote in Detroit and its precipitous decline in support of Republican politicians between 1932 – 1952. It notes that in 1932 the majority of the Black vote went to Hoover over Roosevelt.

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