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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 The papers of Mr. Cavanagh, mayor of Detroit from 1962 to 1970. They include correspondence, reports, studies, speeches, minutes, and other materials of the mayor's office and commissions and departments of the city. Efforts, both local and national, in improving economic and racial conditions in Detroit are recorded in the collection. Subjects of interest include 1967 Detroit riot; Detroit Police Dept.; urban redevelopment programs; Detroit and Michigan politics; New Detroit, Inc.; poverty...
Dates: 1960 - 1979
Abstract Collection consists of documents related to sociologist John C. Leggett's career. Primarily includes research related to Leggett's book Class, Race, and Labor: Working Class Consciousness in Detroit.
Dates: Circa 1955-1960.
Abstract In August-September 2004, labor historian Mike Smith conducted a series of three interviews with former Detroit mayor Roman Gribbs. Collection consists of recordings and transcripts for a series of three interviews. Gribbs discusses his background, education, and early career in law and law enforcement, including his time as sheriff of Wayne County following the 1967 civil unrest, and his time as mayor, from 1970 to 1974.
Dates: 2004-08-07 - 2004-09-17
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
- Detroit (Mich.) 4
- Detroit (Mich.) -- Politics and government 4
- Detroit (Mich.)--Race relations 4
- African Americans 2
- Detroit (Mich.)--Riot, 1967 2
- Detroit--social conditions 2
- Police-community relations 2
- Social history 2
- City planning 1
- Civil rights 1
- Education 1
- Housing 1
- Labor 1
- Michigan -- Politics and government 1
- Oral histories 1
- Politics, Practical 1
- Poverty 1
- Race relations 1
- Redlining 1
- Sound recordings 1
- Transcripts 1
- Wayne County (Mich.) 1 ∧ view less
- Cavanagh, Jerome P. 1
- Democratic Party (Mich.) 1
- Detroit (Mich.). Police Department 1
- Leggett, John C. 1
- Smith, Mike (Michael O.) 1
- Young, Coleman A. 1 ∧ view less
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