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The study of the Hastings Street jazz and blues scene affords a look into Detroit's African-American community when it faced the burden of segregation, and also shared in the city's economic prosperity. The study of the street contributes to the understanding of racial relations in Detroit, concentrating primarily on the years 1941 to 1955. The delineation of the distinct features separating the migrant Southern folk blues culture and the older established jazz community reveals the diverse social and cultural elements of Detroit's African-American population.
Cohassey, John Fredrick, "Down On Hastings Street: A Study Of Social and Cultural Changes in a Detroit Community 1941-1955" (1993). Wayne State University Theses. 801.