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Back In White Hands: Detroit Elects First White Mayor In 40...

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AFRICANGLOBE - In the 1950s, about 1.8 million people lived in Detroit, but the lure of new homes in fresh suburbs started an exodus from the urban core. A deadly race riot in 1967 saw parts of the city burn over several days and hastened White flight. And when a brash, Black labor leader named Coleman A. Young was elected mayor in 1973, Detroit's growing Black populace began to flex its political muscle.
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