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    Posted April 29, 2009 by
    austinchu
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    Detroit, Michigan
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    The Abandoned Detroit Train Station

     

    Once a symbol of the prosperous years of Detroit, now a symbol of the "once was."

     

    I see it as sign of past, and not the future. I really believe Detroit will survive. I can't judge a book by it's cover, and I certainly can't judge Detroit by what it looks like.

     

    America, as a whole has abandoned Detroit. We left it to rot, and we're doing nothing about it.

     

    The people who are staying, are the ones that are going to save Detroit. With or without America.

     

    It may look like it's dying, but it's alive. The activist, the community organizer, and the people in Detroit are more alive than ever.

     

    Follow our journey: http://therecessends.com

     

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    What I found is that the only way Detroit will survive is by their local community activists and community leaders. You don't need to believe in them. Detroit is already transforming. Ahead of the game, in my humble opinion.

     

    I encourage you to check out: Boggs Center, http://www.boggscenter.org/

     

    and, Detroit City of Hope, http://www.dcoh.org/



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