Detroit resident Teresa Moore, who has lived in the city's 8 Mile Road neighborhood for 59 years, stands in front of what she calls a "segregation wall." Denise Guerra /NPR hide caption

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In Detroit, A Colorful Mural Stands As A Reminder Of The City's 'Segregation Wall'

Detroit's Birwood Wall is now decorated with murals — children playing, Detroit Tigers, people of all races living in harmony. But when this wall was built in the 1940s, integration was not the goal.

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Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' Revisits An American Tragedy: The Algiers Motel Incident

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Detroit resident Teresa Moore, who has lived in the city's 8 Mile Road neighborhood for 59 years, stands in front of what she calls a "segregation wall." Denise Guerra /NPR hide caption

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Denise Guerra /NPR

In Detroit, A Colorful Mural Stands As A Reminder Of The City's 'Segregation Wall'

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