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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


Our book contains 1,400 facts about blacks in Detroit and includes dozens of rare photos. Purchase a copy priced at $19.99 plus postage and shipping.

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September 11
On this day in 2001, Kwame M. Kilpatrick, state House Democratic Leader, and Gil Hill, City Council president, emerge as the two nominees to vie for the office of mayor. 

The 31-year-old Kilpatrick secures an impressive 50 percent of the vote; Hill, a former homicide detective and Beverly Hills Cop motion picture actor, amasses 36 percent of the vote. 

Dennis W. Archer, the city’s current mayor, decided not to seek a third term. The energetic and charismatic Kilpatrick will defeat Hill in the November general election and become the youngest person to serve as mayor.
1992 Malice Green, an African-American city resident, joins the ancestors after being arrested by police officers Walter


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