[Podcast] Detroit Remains: Using Historical Archeology to Connect Detroit’s Past to Its Present

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Dr. Krysta Ryzewski explains how historical archaeology digs at famous Detroit locales – including the Little Harry speakeasy, the Blue Bird Inn, and the Grande Ballroom – have clarified how underrepresented communities of Detroit experienced and responded to the Great Migration, changing economic forces, and a shifting political and social landscape in the 20th century.  read more »

The Birth, Life, and Legacy of the Johnson-Forest Tendency in the Nettie Kravitz Papers

(UP002885_031) Portrait, Nettie Kravitz, undated

The Nettie Kravitz Papers join several others at the Reuther Library documenting the activities of the Johnson-Forest Tendency and its members. Before Kravitz was a professor of Women’s Studies and Literature at Oakland Community College, she was a member of the Johnson-Forest Tendency and later iterations. The socialist subgroup was led by CLR James and Raya Dunayevskaya, taking its name from their respective pseudonyms, JR Johnson and Freddie Forest. The Nettie Kravitz Papers are among the most extensive records of  read more »

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