Detroit's Birwood Wall

In 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit that was meant to separate white and black homeowners in the city. Historian and tour guide Jamon… read more

In 1941, a developer built the Birwood Wall in northwest Detroit that was meant to separate white and black homeowners in the city. Historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan showed the wall, which runs north to 8 Mile Road marking the northern border of Detroit, and he explained the wall’s symbolism over the past 80 years.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2019 LCV Cities Tour” in Detroit, Michigan, from from May 18-24, 2019, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Detroit's Birwood Wall

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461217-1
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Location:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Jun 15, 2019 | 7:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 22, 2019 | 1:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 15, 2019 | 7:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 16, 2019 | 1:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 17, 2019 | 1:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 17, 2019 | 5:06am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 22, 2019 | 1:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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