“Blind don't mean you can't, you know, listen”
(Stevie Wonder, who went to High School in Fitzgerald)
“Bunge was pioneering ‘a people’s geography’, participating in grassroots campaigns to recover the inner city for its residents” (Barnes & Heynen, 2011, 713).
Peirce Lewis had castigated Bill Bunge’s new book in a derogatory review. It was a most unusual new direction for a geographer to take. It was in every sense, a personal geography. Bill Bunge led fieldwork ‘expeditions’ into Detroit, Michigan, which centred on the spatial oppression of children. He saw children as the ultimate victims of the political, social and economic factors that underpinned the maelstrom of racial hatred and overt discrimination evident in 1960s Detroit. The 1967 riots in Detroit, the ‘smoke of revolution’ jolted him into action. Bunge was a spatial geographer with a penchant for maps, a political radical and an original thinker.
A series of graphics tells the story.