Arab Community Center

Arab Community Center
The character of Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood was influenced by the many ethnic communities that settled the area and maintain a presence to this day. German (1830s), Irish (1850s), Italian (1890s), and Romanian (1890s) immigrants were the first of many groups to establish ethnic enclaves. Following WWII, ethnic groups such as Appalachian Americans, African Americans, immigrants from Southeast Asia, Asian Americans, and Puerto Ricans developed communities within the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. The influence of the community's ethnic makeup is reflected in the diversity of the neighborhood's religious, social, cultural, and commercial life.

Photograph courtesy of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
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