DETROIT (FOX 2) - Black Bottom and Paradise Valley were once thriving Detroit neighborhoods, two separate communities where blacks lived and worked. Today, both are gone.
What once stood as Black Bottom is now an interstate. Its old wooden homes were torn down, and its renters never compensated.
Paradise Valley thrived with black-owned theaters and night clubs. What was once its booming main intersection is now buried underneath Ford Field.
What happened to these communities?
In this Black History Month special presentation, Josh Landon takes us on a journey through the past and into the present to ask a very heavy question about the future. It's a question that's not black or white, but one that's very gray, and is on the minds of many Detroiters right now: is history repeating itself?