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April 11, 2011

Fabulous ‘50s? Not for Motor City future – Author/historian Jack Lessenberry

An article highlights Wayne State University professor Jack Lessenberry’s speech “Detroit in the 1950s: Freeways and Fears Below the Surface,” given at Macomb Community College’s Lorenzo Cultural Center. Lessenberry, a local historian, discussed the Motor City’s success back in 1951, when about 51 percent of all the cars in the world were built within the borders of Detroit. A photo of Lessenberry is included. (print edition only)


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