Detroit in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 2015 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number S0738.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, MusicCommunications • Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 29, 1975.
Location. 42° 20.429′ N, 83° 1.021′ W. Marker is in Detroit, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of East Jefferson Avenue and McDougall Street, on the right when traveling east on East Jefferson Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3146 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit MI 48207, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Players (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Michigan's Oldest Jewish Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Michigan Colored Regiment (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Black Presence in Detroit (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapman Abraham / Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. John's Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Detroit.
Also see . . . BlackPast.org article on WGPR-TV (1975-1995). Excerpt:
Whatever its popularity among blacks in the television industry, WGPR-TV failed to attract a large audience outside the African American community. Even within that community, it competed with larger stations that after 1975 offered more programs directed toward African Americans.(Submitted on May 4, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 57 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week September 26, 2021. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.