Sweet was best known for being a victim of a racially-charged ambush in September 1925.
Johnson was a Michigan Chronicle columnist, nightclub impresario and local dance studio instructor.
She will attend Cass Technical High School,Wayne State University and earn the prestigious title and crown of Miss USA in 1993.
It is a special tribute to the city native, renowned poet and current professor of English at Fisk University in Nashville.
The holiday was initially proposed by Rep. John Conyers (D., MI) and Sen. Edward Brooke (D., Mass) in 1979.
The song focuses on his childhood from the 1950s into the early 1960s.
Raised in Detroit, Aaliyah attended Gesu Catholic School and the Detroit Public Schools’ High School for the Fine and Performing Arts.
The song is ranked #105 on Rolling Stone’s Top 500 songs of all time.
“I don’t expect any trouble from other students,” she tells the Michigan Chronicle.
“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.”