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Panel Discussion: The Demolition and Redevelopment of Detroit's Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods and Its Impact on the City
Professor June Manning Thomas, Marsha Music
OLLI’s Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and OLLI Reads present a free panel discussion related to Alice Randall’s appearance for OLLI Reads on February 8, 2021 featuring her book Black Bottom Saints.

Panel Discussion:  The Demolition and Redevelopment of Detroit's Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods and Its Impact on the City

Monday, February 15, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am

Moderator: Craig Ramsay

Panelists:

June Manning Thomas, Professor Emerita of Urban Planning, Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan. Author of articles and books on city planning efforts, including the redevelopment of parts of Detroit after WWII, including Black Bottom. See her book, Redevelopment and Race: Planning A Finer City in Postwar Detroit, and her contributions as co-editor of the volume, Mapping Detroit: Land, Community and Shaping a City.
 
Marsha Battle Philpot (aka Marsha Music), self-described primordial Detroiter and Detroitist; author of The Detroitist: An Anthology About Detroit, activist and daughter of Joe Von Battle, owner of Joe's Record Shop on Hastings Street in Black Bottom and on 12th Street after urban renewal forced him to move. Marsha also has lived in Lafayette Park, designed by famous architect, Mies van der Rohe, and the centerpiece of the residential redevelopment of Black Bottom in the 1950s. See more at her website: http://www.marshamusic.wordpress.com 

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