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The 1950s, 60s, and 70s saw some of the most defining moments in our nation’s history, and Detroit remained at the forefront during these decades of change. A companion book to Historic Photos of Detroit, Historic Photos of Detroit in the 50s, 60s, and 70s follows life, government, and events throughout Motor City’s history, from its booming population, pro-sports reputation, and thriving automobile industry in the 50s; to the birth of Motown Records and the Detroit riot in the 60s; to a declining population, oil crisis, and expanding music scene in the 70s. This book illustrates the participants, riots, triumphs, and tragedies of this period through the lens of hundreds of historic photographs, published in striking black and white.
About the Author
Mary J. Wallace has a Master of Arts in Modern American History with a Certificate in Archival Administration from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Advertising Design from Wayne State University as well. Mary has worked as an Archivist in the Audiovisual Department at the Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs at Wayne State University for over eleven years. Besides her extensive audiovisual reference work, she manages all of the incoming historic collections for the Archives and sits on many Reuther and Wayne State University committees. Mary has written photographic articles for Michigan History magazine, has given numerous professional presentations, curated an exhibit on Detroit Lions history, and has authored Historic Photos of Detroit. She and her husband, Jim, have two daughters, Megan and Lily. They live in the Detroit suburb of Troy.