Gary, Indiana: City of SteelAdd to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
A marquee at the abandoned Palace Theater still reads "Jackson Five Tonite" in Gary, Indiana. Michael Jackson and the Jackson family grew up in Gary. The city of 100,000 was founded in 1906 by the U.S. Steel Corporation as the home for its new plant. but in the 1960s Gary's fortunes took a downturn. Businesses closed and the crime rate spiraled earning Gary the infamous distinction of "Murder Capital of America." African Americans, which make up 85% of Gary's population face high rates of joblessness with the unemployment rate for black males at 18%.
- William B. Plowman
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