Chrysler Freeway Construction 1

Chrysler Freeway Construction 1

A view of the Chrysler Freeway construction project in Detroit, looking east from the roof of the City-County Building (undated). From the 1940s-1960s, highways for suburban commuters were built through the heart of Black communities in Detroit, Newark, and dozens of other cities, displacing thousands of residents, destroying and destabilizing black communities, and weakening black political power.–Credit: Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University