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The city continued to expand with the construction of a major railroad depot, more factories and an increase in population. The 1920s were a time of growth for the city as business increased through much of the decade. However, Jackson was also hit hard by the Great Depression that followed shortly thereafter; businesses closed and many people lost their jobs. During World War II, Jackson's manufacturing industries contributed greatly to Allied victories against Germany and Japan; automobile production at Nash Motors (now American Axle & Manufacturing) was augmented by nearby Willow Run Bomber Plant (Ford Motor Company). In 1950s-60s, civil rights activists worked on issues related to racial equality in housing using nonviolent tactics similar to those used in other parts of Michigan during that period such as Detroit or Flint . In 1967 Martin Luther King Jr visited Jackson where he spoke out against segregation practices occurring within local black churches after they had been burned down by arsonists . Afterward several white pastors joined together with black leaders such as Cecil Carter who helped found Freedom House Community Center , which is still active today .