Growing Up In Detroit in the 50's and 60's
I grew up in Southwest Detroit during the 50's and 60's. These are just a few of the memories of that place and time. I based it on an email I had received s...
Ossian Sweet (October 30, 1895 – March 20, 1960) was a American physician. He is most notable for his self-defense in 1925 of his newly purchased home in a white neighborhood against a mob attempting to force him out of the neighborhood in Detroit, Michigan, and the subsequent acquittal by an all-white jury of murder charges against him, his family, and friends who helped defend his home, in what came to be known as the Sweet Trials.
The Apex Bar-Historic Paradise Valley
This is the Apex Bar on Oakland Street in the Paradise Valley section of Detroit. It is a historic blues club where John Lee Hooker used to play when he came to Detroit. The inspiration for one his many hits ..."Boom Boom" ....came from his time here. I read also that the bar has the distinction of being "the cleanest bar in Detroit"!