of the 20th century. They were attracted by the jobs available
in the automobile industry and the rest of the rapidly expanding
industrial base. Like other immigrant ethnic groups, Mexicans came
to Detroit intent on providing a better life, and future, for their
families. They opened businesses like specialty grocery and retail
stores, barbershops, and restaurants. They bought homes, educated
their children, served in all branches of the military, and became
model Americans. What they brought to Detroit were family values,
faith, and a strong work ethic. Detroit's Mexicantown offers a glimpse
into when and where the community started.
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About the Author
Mexican American author Maria Elena Rodriguez was born and raised in Detroit. She leads an interesting life that revolves around her family. She has been called a cultural chameleon for embracing the best that both Detroit and Mexico offer. Her early memories include attending the Thanksgiving Day Parade, shopping at Hudson's, and sipping a hot mug of Vernors at the Shapero Drug Store. She is proud of both her Detroit and central Mexican roots.