Political and Demographic Upheaval in Detroit: The Age of Coleman Young Begins
April 10, 2019 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Political and Demographic Upheaval in Detroit: The Age of Coleman Young BeginsWhen the 1970s began, Detroit was still a majority white city still jittery over the prospect of another riot. When the decade ended, blacks outnumbered whites almost two-to-one, the population was declining, and Mayor Coleman Young was in complete political control. Young had originally hoped to preside over a city with a population that was equally black and white with a growing economy. But it didn’t end up that way. Join author/journalist Jack Lessenberry as he discusses the beginnings of Coleman Young’s mayoral career.
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