Flashcards in Social characteristics Deck (13)
Who founded Motown and when?
Berry Gordy in 1959
How did Motown join the population?
Uplifting, upbeat songs to appeal to everyone, across the racial divide
What did Motown become the first of?
First African-American owned record label to reach widespread national acclaim
What did three black workers being promoted in 1942 lead to?
White people went on strike in Packard Motor Company, beginning the three days of race riots
How were the 1942 race riots stopped?
President Roosevelt was asked to intervene, troops entered
What began the second race riots in 1967?
Police raided a bar in a black neighbourhood
How long were the second race riots and what did they begin?
5 days of rioting began the white-flight
How many black and white people were there in 1910?
300,000 white and almost no black
What percentage of the city is now empty?
What percentage of the population is now black and white?
80% black/African -American and 10% white
Where did 50,000 blacks and 300,000 whites come from during WW2?
Rural Appalachia and Southern States
When was the great migration and why?
1940s-1970s to escape Jim Crow laws