Coleman Young Quotes

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"Blacks and the Police State: A Case Study of Detroit" Black Scholar (1981) 12#1 pp 58–61
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Coleman Young was known for his blunt statements frequently using profanity:

” On trying to enroll at De La Salle High School in Detroit: “A brother in the order asked if I was Hawaiian. He called an ideological truce and won the support of Detroit's economic elite.

Coleman Alexander Young (May 24 1918 – November 29 1997) served as mayor of Detroit Michigan from 1974 to 1993. Young became the first African-American mayor of Detroit in the same week that Maynard Jackson became the first African-American mayor of Atlanta.