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Abstract The Commission on Community Relations evolved from the City of Detroit Mayor's Interracial Committee in 1953 and was renamed in 1974 as the Human Rights Department. All three iterations served a common purpose: to make recommendations to improve governmental services affecting racial relations, and to promote understanding between the races. Minutes, correspondence, and case studies document the Commission's efforts to achieve these goals.Topics covered include affirmative action,...
Dates: 1940 - 1984
Abstract In 2007, Reuther archivist William LeFevre conducted an oral history on the organization Focus: HOPE, interviewing its co-founder, Eleanor Josaitis, and longtime supporter Senator Carl Levin. The civil and human rights organization Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 in the aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riots. Its aims were and are to overcome racism and poverty and foster social justice, racial integration, and urban employment through food distribution, human relations, and job training...
Dates: 2007-07-10; 2007-10-19
Abstract Focus: HOPE emerged in March of 1968 from the ashes of the 1967 Detroit riot. The largely volunteer civil and human rights organization has created an astonishing variety of innovative programs aimed at overcoming racism, poverty and injustice by fostering integration and bringing the urban unemployed into the economic mainstream, programs which have become a model for urban revitalization worldwide. The Focus: HOPE Collection contains a wide variety of sources, including correspondence,...
Dates: 1960 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990
Abstract Stanley Winkelman served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the historic Detroit retailer, Winkelman Stores, Inc. An active leader in the Detroit community, Mr. Winkelman served in a multitude of Detroit political and civic organizations, holding posts such as president of the Jewish Community Council of Metropolitan Detroit, on the Detroit Commission on Community Relations, and as chairman of New Detroit, Inc.Mr. Winkelman’s papers document his professional life and his...
Dates: 1892 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1943 - 1998
- Civil rights 3
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Race relations 3
- Community education 2
- Detroit (Mich.) 2
- Police -- community relations 2
- African Americans 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 1
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Riot, 1943 1
- Detroit -- Economic conditions 1
- Discrimination in employment 1
- Discrimination in housing 1
- Discrimination in medical care 1
- Education 1
- Minorities 1
- Oral histories 1
- Race relations 1
- Segregation in education 1
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- Focus: HOPE (Organization) 2
- Cunningham, Bill 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Mayor's Interracial Committee 1
- Detroit. Commission on Community Relations 1
- Josaitis, Eleanor 1
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