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Baltimore-Detroit-Oakland: Episode 1 – Sister Cities In A Post-Industrial Era

Members of the UAW Women’s Auxiliary march down Woodward Ave. and carry signs that denounce U.S. involvement in the Second World War and low worker wages, Detroit, Michigan.

September 4, 2013 – Segment 2

We launch our new series on three major urban centers facing post-industrial challenges, Baltimore-Detroit-Oakland, with Center for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lester Spence.

Baltimore-Detroit-Oakland features historians and activists from the three cities, including:

  • Antero Pietila, author of Not in my Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City;
  • Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration and the first Black woman in the history of American Journalism to win a Pulitzer Prize;
  • Betty Robinson, longtime Baltimore resident and community organizer;
  • dream hampton, writer, filmmaker, and author;
  • Dr. Andreana Clay, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at San Francisco State University;
  • and Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, Professor of History at Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts and author of Whose Detroit: Politics, Labor, and Race in a Modern American City.


Baltimore-Detroit-Oakland: Episode 1 – Playlist


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Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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