Dearborn Heights Michigan Culture
Two very different buildings stand on either side of Michigan Avenue in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. One is a carefully maintained home, the other an inviting ranch with a beautiful view of the Michigan River. To the uninitiated, both buildings look like mosques, but they are, in fact, the only national institutions in the United States dedicated to the "Arab-American" experience.
The original area stretched over 200,000 km from Cleveland, Ohio, to Chicago, Illinois and northwest to Canada. It was the birthplace of the modern Muslim Brotherhood, the largest and most influential religious organization in the world.
The current boundaries resulted from a 1928 consolidation vote, in which Dearborn and neighboring Fordson, formerly known as Springwells, merged, fearing being absorbed into expanding Detroit. At that time, the city was the owner and responsible for the ownership of the land, but it was sold and the present boundary was formed by the consolidation vote of 1928 to merge with the neighboring city. My first place I looked at was the American House of Dearborn Heights, and I liked the apartments in it, so I decided to go there with my mother, and distance was not a factor.
Dearborn Heights was incorporated as a connecting strip between Dearborn, Fordson and Springwells on the west side of the Detroit River. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, much of what is now southwestern Ontario was developed as an industrial area with a population of about 1,000 people.
Henry Ford was born here on a farm and later founded his Ford Motor Company, the first automobile manufacturer in the world. Dearborn was founded as a city in 1876, inspired by its proximity to the Detroit River and its industrial base in the area.
Residents approved the incorporation of Dearborn Heights into an election on June 20, 1960, the official date of incorporation. Greenfield Township was formed from the northwestern part of the city of Springwells, including what is now east of Dearback. Due to population growth, it was founded in 1833 and annexed by Spring Wellers Township on 16 October 1922. Named after General George Washington, a general of the American Revolution who later served as Secretary of War for President Thomas Jefferson.
A week later, on April 29, Jones led a protest against the creation of a free speech zone in the city of Dearborn Heights.
As we stand in this beautiful shrine, I remember the answer Youssef gave when I asked him if he wanted to tell the wider world about his hometown of Dearborn. These people have built a thriving and diverse Arab-American community in Dearborn, a kind of Arabic-script Chinatown. Many of its residents are proud that the sun never sets on a Negro in Dearburne.
Since the first settlement in the late 18th century, the community has grown along the Chicago Road that connects Detroit and Chicago. When Henry Ford opened the Rouge car factory outside the city in the 1920s, Dearborn began attracting Arab immigrants. To combat the growing mistrust of the black community in Detroit and other parts of Michigan and the United States, the Dearburne community raised money for a project that was actually on its wish list at the time.
In April 1963, the Ford Motor Company granted a grant to the city of Dearborn to build a library as a memorial to Henry Ford. The high school is the only public school in the city with a full-time teacher and is operated by the Dearburne School District, a member of Michigan's B.A.S.D. Vocational schools include the Detroit Institute of Technology, Michigan State University and Sanford College, as well as the University of Detroit Mercy University in Detroit. The courses are offered in Dearback by Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Community College and Detroit City College. It was also home to U-M College of Art and Design and Michigan International University.
Other companies headquartered in Dearborn include Ford Motor Company, Ford Manufacturing Co. and Michigan State University Medical Center. The Detroit Institute of Technology, U-M College of Art and Design and Michigan International University are located on Evergreen Road in Dearback and adjacent to each other.
The Warren Valley Golf Course offers an amazing twenty to seven holes for Dearborn residents and those who want to try their golfing skills. It is an excellent place to treat your eyes to a pampering session, and if you need something, you can even use a golf cart on the course for the first time.
The three comprehensive schools in Dearborn have their own athletics facilities, and the feeder railways consist of elementary schools that flow into middle schools that feed the middle school that feeds into the high school, and vice versa. The system is in use in 34 schools, including science, technology, engineering, mathematics and social sciences, as well as primary and secondary schools.