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1

Who founded Motown and when?

Berry Gordy in 1959

2

How did Motown join the population?

Uplifting, upbeat songs to appeal to everyone, across the racial divide

3

What did Motown become the first of?

First African-American owned record label to reach widespread national acclaim

4

What did three black workers being promoted in 1942 lead to?

White people went on strike in Packard Motor Company, beginning the three days of race riots

5

How were the 1942 race riots stopped?

President Roosevelt was asked to intervene, troops entered

6

What began the second race riots in 1967?

Police raided a bar in a black neighbourhood

7

How long were the second race riots and what did they begin?

5 days of rioting began the white-flight

8

How many black and white people were there in 1910?

300,000 white and almost no black

9

What percentage of the city is now empty?

50%

10

What percentage of the population is now black and white?

80% black/African -American and 10% white

11

Where did 50,000 blacks and 300,000 whites come from during WW2?

Rural Appalachia and Southern States

12

When was the great migration and why?

1940s-1970s to escape Jim Crow laws

13

What has Michigan state done to try and attract companies?

Changed the law to reduce corporate income tax and eliminate personal property tax on commercial property