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Abstract A member of United Auto Workers Local 155, Clemens Forsen served on Local 155’s Executive Board and helped charter the Local 155 Credit Union, serving as Vice-President of the Local 155 Credit Union Board of Directors. Mr. Forsen’s papers reflect his work as a labor activist and in various Michigan Democratic Party organizations.
Dates: 1947 - 1964
Abstract With a background in labor activities and civil rights, Coleman Young captured a Michigan State Senate seat in 1964, representing an east side Detroit district, and rose quickly to leadership posts in the Lansing legislature. Michigan Democrats elected him in 1968 to become the first black member ever to serve on the Democratic National Committee. In 1973, pledging to restore peace between the people and police of Detroit, Coleman Young announced as a candidate for Mayor of Detroit. He defeated...
Dates: 1964 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1993 - 1993
Abstract An active member of United Auto Workers Local 15, Ernest Dillard was the first African American elected to a succession of UAW leadership posts. Jessie Dillard was one of Detroit’s leading block club organizers and civil rights activists. Both Mr. and Ms. Dillard played prominent roles in the Detroit NAACP and held leadership positions in the Michigan Democratic Party.Part I of the papers of Ernest and Jessie Dillard reflect the broad range of their professional and political...
Dates: 1936 - 1999
Abstract James Pyrros had an active career in local, state, and national Democratic politics. He worked on many state congressional campaigns and staffs, for the Detroit Housing Commission, and in the Michigan attorney general's office. His papers reflect his political endeavors and document Michigan Democratic Party politic as well as state and national elections.
Dates: 1943 - 1988
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- Dillard, Ernest C. 1
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