Redlining, Racism, and Segregation in Detroit Virtual Tour

Thu, August 15th, 2024 @ 6:00PM EDT (multiple times available)

From segregation and redlining to police brutality and the destruction of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) neighborhoods, systemic racism has been a part of Detroit's story since its founding. This virtual tour will provide an overview of some of the most devastating policies and events in Detroit’s last 100 years and give context to how this past continues to impact our region today. Attendees will also learn about local organizations fighting for racial justice and how to be a part of the solution moving forward.

Tour discussion points include:

- Ossian Sweet House

- Birwood Wall

- Black Bottom and Paradise Valley

- Redlining and Restrictive Covenants

- Uprising of 1967

HOW TO VIEW THIS EVENT: Please follow the instructions in your confirmation email for how to view the event

This tour is produced by City Institute. Please visit to hear interviews with other Detroit residents, community leaders, and small business owners or to schedule a tour for your group on any number of topics.

Photo of the Birwood Wall Courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University