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Video: 73-year-old Detroit barber school has weathered many storms


February 25, 2020, 11:42 PM

The story of how a nearly 73-year-old multigenerational barber school at Grand River and Joy Road beat the odds to stay in business is at the center of a Fox 2 segment exploring the cultural significance of babershops in Detroit.

Produced in honor of Black History Month, the five-minute video chronicles the history of the black-owned Michigan Barber School, opened in the 1940s by an African American couple that could not access a loan due to their race, and now in its third location after its original Black Bottom site was razed to build a highway.

The school, owned by Saul Green, considers itself "the landmark of the old-school barber."


Read more:  Fox 2


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