5 Detroit sites recognized as historic for role in Civil Rights Movement

 Five places in Detroit have been officially deemed historic for their role in the Civil Rights Movement.

On Friday, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced that the National Park Service recognized the following Detroit locations as historic Civil Rights sites:

  • Birwood Wall, located along the alleyway between Birwood Avenue and Mendota Street from Eight Mile Road to Pembroke Avenue,
  • New Bethel Baptist Church, 8430 Linwood Street,
  • Rosa L. and Raymond Parks Flat, 3201-3203 Virginia Park Street (private residence),
  • Shrine of the Black Madonna of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church, 7625 Linwood Street, and
  • WGPR-TV Studio, 3146 East Jefferson Avenue.

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