(28640) Riots, Housing, Sojourner Truth, State Troops, 1942

State Troops patrol the streets surrounding the Sojourner Truth Housing Project on "moving day." Over 1,400 State and Detroit police and 1,000 Michigan State Troops were brought in to protect the 200 African American families set to move into the war housing projects and Fenkell and Nevada from white neighbors who wished for the area to remain segregated.

(28640) Riots, Housing, Sojourner Truth, State Troops, 1942
Date: 
1942-04-29
Physdesc: 
Photo negative
Photographer: 
Detroit News Staff
PhotoID: 
28640