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Sep 26

September 25th, 1978: One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story

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  On this day in 1978, “One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story” airs on CBS-TV.  It tells the rags-to-riches story of Detroit Tigers centerfielder Ron LeFlore who joined the team in the mid 1970s after being discovered playing baseball while serving a bid at Jackson State Prison. Thank you to Ken Coleman on …

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Sep 26

September 26th, 1998: Betty Carter

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On this day in 1998, Betty Carter joins the ancestors.  She was 69.  Born Lillie Mae Jones in Flint and raised in Detroit, she enjoyed a great music career that spanned more than 40 years. Carter recorded with greats the likes of Ray Charles, Carmen McRae, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis.  Generations of musicians and …

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Sep 25

September 25th, 1971: Rev. Frederick G. Sampson

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On this day in 1971, the Rev. Frederick G. Sampson joins Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church as its pastor. Thank you to  Ken Coleman on Facebook

Sep 25

September 25th, 1989: Detroit Black Journal: 20th Anniversary Special.

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On this day in 1989, WTVS-TV 56 airs “Detroit Black Journal: 20th Anniversary Special.”  The one-hour offering chronicles and reflects on the influential public affairs show. Hosted by Trudy Gallant-Stokes and produced by James Jackson, it features former hosts: Tony Brown’s Journal, Gil Maddox, Abe Ulmer, Ron Scott, George Martin as well as executive producer Juanita Anderson.  The original show premiered …

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Sep 25

Don’t forget: Detroit’s Regional Historic Preservation Workshop

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Michigan Historic Preservation Network presents a one-day workshop on the historic preservation of properties for building managers, homeowners, and small commercial building owners. When: Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT) Where:  All Saints Neighborhood Center, 8300 Longworth Street Detroit, MI 48209 You can purchase your tickets here: https://detroitregionalworkshop.eventbrite.com

Sep 24

September 24th, 1986: Anita Baker

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On this day in 1986, Anita Baker’s “Rapture” is the nation’s top album on the Billboard R&B chart. Thank you to Ken Coleman 

Sep 24

September 24th, 1991: Montez Miller

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On this day in 1991, Montez Miller is presented with a Testimonial Resolution by Councilman Gil Hill as she heads for the nation’s capital to work as a producer at Black Entertainment Television (BET.)  She joins fellow Detroit native Donnie Simpson on the BET human resources roster. Thank you to Ken Coleman. 

Sep 24

September 24th, 1986: U.S. President Ronald Reagan

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On this day in 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan visits Cobo Hall to support Bill Lucas, Michigan Republican Party gubernatorial nominee.  Reagan, however, is met by a spirited group of labor officials and activists as well as clergy and  civil rights leaders who argue that the president’s agenda compel them to rally against his visit …

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Sep 23

September 23rd, 1995: WGPR-TV 62

On this day in 1995, WGPR-TV 62 is sold to the CBS Television Network, Inc, reportedly for $24 million.  The International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, a black fraternal institution founded here by Dr. William V. Banks in August 1950, had owned a majority of the stock in the station. The sale ends 30 years of …

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Sep 23

September 23rd, 1971: Kenneth V. Cockrel, Sr.

On this day in 1971, charismatic and fiery attorney Kenneth V. Cockrel, Sr. and others working as members of the Black Workers Congress, Labor Defense Coalition, and State of Emergency Committee seize a lead role in attacking the controversial Detroit Police Department decoy program called Stop The Robberies, Enjoy Safe Streets (STRESS).  More than 5,000 …

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