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People for Palmer Park Art Fair

People for Palmer Park 

Annual Art Fair and Festival

Saturday, May 6th, 2017  Dawn Till Dusk

Palmer Park Detroit MI

 
Former Johnson Recreation Center / Higginbotham Complex For Sale

Former Johnson Recreation Center and Higginbotham Complex For Sale  $1.5 Million

By Richard C. Clement - Legislative Aide to Councilmember Pro Tem George Cushingberry Jr.

                The Former Johnson Recreation Center has been listed by the City of Detroit for a sale price of $1,000,000 dollars on November 24th, 2017. According to the realtor, this will be a unique development opportunity for an interested buyer.  The Higginbotham Elementary School property is for sale with a $500,000 selling price.   This land has historic value to the City of Detroit because it was named after Joe Louis during World War II and, the first place where African Americans could learn how to swim in the 1950. (Click here for the entire story)

The history of Johnson Center must be preserved! - Garden Homes Community Organization

" The Johnson Rec Center must remain as a center for the community because of the rich history and after listening to Dwight about how Sheldon Johnson, I think that was the name of the man who worked for the Recreation department who vowed another kid would not drown in a hole filled with rain water because in the 1950's there was no swimming pool facility, which resulted in two young black kids drowning. Neighborhood historian Dwight Smith said this scene was horrified for neighbors to watch as their bodies removed from this water filled-hole, excavating them using a pitch folk which caused their body to be damaged. Therefore, Mr. Johnson saw to it a swimming pool built, where Johnson Recreation now located, to prevent this from happening again. "

Hazel Fludd Garden Homes Community Organization


 
Livestream with the Councilman Every Saturday

Watch and listen live every Saturday to Rev. George Cushingberry Jr.  on TV channel website links:

Ustream: www.ustream.tv/channel/the-prospector-reveals

 

 

Periscope:  www.periscope.tv  WMKM Prospector Reveals

 
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project: Taking Back Our Neighborhoods
The Fitzgerald Revitalization Project focuses on 100 vacant buildings and 257 empty lots that will be converted to productive landscapes.


 
Pasteur School Alumni Association

We want to thank the members of the Pasteur School Association for their fine work with the children.   www.pasteuralumni.org

(Pasteur School Alumni Association Information  
Marcy Feldman President
Pasteur Elementary School
Alumni Foundation