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Black in the Midwest

Finding My Home in Motown’s Margins

Detroit may be changing but it is still full of Black culture and history

A photo of two Black youths walking down a street in Detroit.
Two youths walk past a boarded up building on Rosa Parks Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Michael Mathes/AFP/Getty Images

Last month we published a special series on what it’s like to be Black in the Midwest, and invited you to share your own experiences. Following is one of several submissions by Medium writers that we are excited to share

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Marissa Jackson Sow

Marissa Jackson Sow

Human rights evangelist and legal scholar tracking legal personhood, race, gender, and political and socio-cultural movements. Twitter/ IG @MarissaEsque

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