by: Meaghan Courtney, Outreach Archivist
This map represents one proposal for redevelopment of Detroit’s 12th Street Area immediately after the summer of 1967. The suggested land use attempted to address some inequities that led to the Uprising, such as inadequate housing, recreation, education, and health care facilities.
This plan was never enacted, though some new housing was constructed on selected sites in the 1980s and 1990s.
This map comes from the Detroit Commission on Community Relations Records/Human Rights Department Records at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University.
The Reuther Library has also created a web exhibit with related archival materials.