This Day in Black History: Nov. 6, 1973

This Day in Black History: Nov. 6, 1973

Coleman A. Young elected first Black mayor of Detroit.

Published November 6, 2011

Coleman A. Young was elected the first African-American mayor of Detroit. Young was known as “an outspoken, unapologetic urban Democrat.” He also served in the Michigan State Senate, where he supported integrating schools, open housing and pro-labor legislation.

(Photo:  Einar Einarsson Kvaran)

Written by Britt Middleton

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