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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

During the Great Northern Migration, many Black people settled in Detroit, where housing was limited. The federal government and the Detroit Housing Commission created the Sojourner Truth Homes as public housing for Black people in a predominantly White neighborhood. In 1943 when Black families attempted to move in, they were met by violent resistance which resulted in 200 arrests of Black people and 3 White arrests by local police.