August 5 1834,brothels catering to black men in predominately German neighborhoods had already occurred as early as
April 23, 1891, workers of the privately run trolley system walked off their jobs
February 28, 1942, at the intersection of Ryan Road and East Nevada Street to protest a black family that was in the process
February 27, 1946, some 150 local ethnic Polish whites vowed to keep out any black tenants in the new project
June 20, 1943; it was exacerbated by false rumors of racial attacks in both the black and white communities
June 1943, Packard Motor Car Company finally promoted three blacks to work next to whites in the assembly lines.
May 1966, a student protest at Detroit Northern High School made headlines throughout the city.
August 18, 1967, the State Police department swore in the first black trooper in the fifty-year history of the organization
July 1975, the white owner of a Livernois Avenue bar shot