Go here to read the first part of the tour and hear Bishop School. Visit Belle Isle here. See the sights of Woodward Avenue here.
"Every Saturday the Eastern Market. Farmer's holiday! Fresh eggs, poultry, fresh vegetables, fruit, fruit, honey, and apple cider - happy faces, fat arms loaded with shopping bags. The joy of an occasional balloon. POP! SHOCK!! Thrill gone. Sound minds, healthy bodies..."
Saeeda Lateef, Yusef Lateef's Detroit, 1969
Here are some photos of the Eastern Market as it is today, taken for a site called the Hamtramck News, which posts information on local issues in Hamtramck and East Detroit. It seems that the market as it stands may be under threat, as the city consider neighbourhood regeneration projects. If you know about how things are going in the area, please post comments. What is it like?
Yusef Lateef's Detroit (Atlantic SD1525) 1969