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From Detroit-based author and former Michigan Chronicle editor


On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit

       Photo courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University


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July 22
On this day in 1993, longtime activist, organizer and author James Boggs joined the ancestors. He was 74. 

Born in Marion Junction, Alabama in 1919, Boggs arrived in Detroit in 1938 and became active in the union, Marxist and Black Power movements. 
1992 Malice Green, an African-American city resident, joins the ancestors after being arrested by police officers Walter


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