Find out why former members of Mayor Coleman A. Young’s administration aren’t supporting his son for mayor of Detroit.
“Young marched in a picket line with about 75 demonstrators near the embassy, wearing a placard that said ‘Free South Africa Now 3/8’ He was released on his own recognizance following arrest.”
“I issue a forward warning now to all dope pushers, to all rip-off artists, to all muggers: It’s time to leave Detroit; hit Eight Mile Road. And I don’t give a damn if they are black or white, of if they wear Superfly suits or blue uniforms with silver badges: Hit the road.”
On this day in 1972, three young African-American men become embroiled in an incident that will arguably be the most sensational police pursuit in local history.
On this day in 1997, Mayor Dennis Archer announces future developers of 3 casinos. His omission of local business owner Don Barden would spawn off a recall attempt.
City council refused to protect the building because of false beliefs that the social club was segregated.
“Our people overwhelmingly supported the president, and there should be a quid pro quo,” Watson said during an emergency budget session.
By Steve Neavling The message from Nelson Mandela, delivered 22 years ago today during a sold-out rally in Tiger Stadium, remains just as strong today. “Your solidarity has given us enormous strength and courage,” the South African liberation leader told Detroiters. “We will not forget you.” On June 28, 1990, Mandela met with then-Mayor Coleman […]