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Detroit News and World Photo Journalism 1970 – 2000

“Detroit turned out to be heaven, but it also turned out to be hell.”

– Marvin Gaye

The Detroit News

1970s

The Coleman Young Era

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Ewert, in a suit, sits at his desk, holding a pen as if he's about to begin writing. Papers and a telephone are visible on his desk. Sepia photograph.
Albert M. Ewert at his desk at the Michigan State Prison, c. 1933 [Archives of Michigan]

1980s

The Decline of Detroit – Tigers Win Big

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1990s

Hey, Hey, Hockeytown

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Two young girls lean over a display and fit pieces of a broken pot back together.
Young visitors learn about Anishinaabe pots with a hands-on activity in the exhibits.

2000s

Staring from the Bottom

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Resources

at the Archives of Michigan

In addition to content on Michiganology, you can find more original material from The Detroit News at the Archives of Michigan.