Eight Mile Road (8 Mile Road) was a dirt road known as M-102 In 1928. It now acts as a physical, psychological, and cultural barrier between the region's black and white residents. Some residents of Detroit's outskirts take pride in the fact that they never crose Eight Mile Road., it was featured in 8 Mile, and B-Rabbit originally lives in there.
The 2002 film "8 Mile" depicted the conflict between Detroit and its suburbs. The region has a long history of serving as a bridge between our region, state, and nation, which predates its negative perception. Eight Mile was historically, and in some places still is, known as "Baseline Road," a name derived from its status as the line along which the Northwest Territories were mapped.
- "Eight Mile Road" detroithistorical.org
- Wikipedia Page for M-102