Dubbed the “Motor City” for its colossal role in the creation of the car industry, Detroit, Michigan is a city that truly reconfigured the way the world travels. Home to the automobile giants of Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler the city is home to the first mass market assembly lines as well as the world’s first affordable cars that middle class Americans could afford. Wanting reasons to show off their cars, the city of Detroit boomed into a cultural hub where people could listen to newly created Motown music, see theatrical shows in a theater district almost as large as New York’s, or enjoy the vast cultural offerings of the city.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States

Majestic Theatre

How a theatre got its grooves (and marquee) back.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Ralph Bunche Elementary School

This elementary school is named for Ralph Bunche, the first African American to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit Institute of Arts

With a collection consisting of over 65,000 works worth billions of dollars, this art museum is among the most visited in the world.

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