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  Coleman Young - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Young was born in 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Coleman Young was generally popular with the inhabitants of the city proper, while generally disliked by those of the suburbs.
Young worked to bring economic growth to Detroit, but he was hampered by the refusal of the State of Michigan to assist him with funding, and the deep divide that separated the City of Detroit from the suburbs.
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 Coleman Young - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coleman Alexander Young (1918–1997) served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994.
Young was born in 1918 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Coleman Young and Ida Reese Jones.
For his part, Young was rumored to have South African Krugerrands in the Manoogian Mansion (the Mayor of Detroit's official residence).
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 Coleman Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Young was a tireless advocate for federal for Detroit construction projects and his administration the completion of the Renaissance Center Detroit Mover Joe Louis Arena and several other Detroit landmarks.
Young worked to bring growth to Detroit but he was hampered the refusal of the State of Michigan assist him with funding and the deep that separated the City of Detroit from suburbs.
Coleman A. Jennings was a professor of mine at the University of Texas at Austin, and this collection was a required textbook for his class.
www.freeglossary.com /Coleman_A._Young   (1224 words)

 Coleman Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Coleman Alexander Young (1918 - 1997) served as mayor of Detroit, Michigan from 1974 to 1994.
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 The Michigan Daily Online
Young suffered a cardiac arrest dec. 12 and was in a coma on a ventilator after he was resuscitated.
Despite criticism from some that Young was arrogant and ineffective, he was re-elected by substantial margins in 1977, 1981, 1985 and 1989.
Young, one of the first fl mayors of a major U.S. city, was credited with steering Detroit clear of bankruptcy in 1981, leading business and residential rebuilding along the Detroit River and racially integrating the fire and police departments.
www.pub.umich.edu /daily/1997/dec/12-01-97/news/news1.html   (898 words)

 Coleman Young
Coleman Young’s big break in the political world came in 1961 when he was elected as delegate for the Michigan Constitutional Convention, without the support of the labor movement who still considered him "a dangerous red" as a former member of the Progressive Party (Rich 72).
The media continued in its bias towards Young and his administration and after the presidential election of Ronald Reagan, it was predicted by Kirk Cheyfitz, an influential local journalist, that the political clout of Coleman Young would decline with the defeat of Jimmy Carter and the ascendancy of Reagan.
"Young was one of those pioneers who proved to the country and the world that fl people have the same ability as anyone else (detnews.com 1)." Coleman Young was successful because he understood the differences between politicking and governing and he was not afraid to tell it like it was.
www.is.wayne.edu /mnissani/elephant/young.htm   (4975 words)

 From Stalinist fellow traveler to servant of big business The political career of Coleman Young
Former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, who died November 30 of respiratory failure caused by emphysema, was buried five days later in what amounted to a public celebration of his career by the political, financial and media establishment of Michigan.
In 1961 Young won his first election, as a delegate to the state constitutional convention, and in 1964 he won a seat in the Michigan state senate, where he rapidly gained prominence, serving as floor leader for the Democrats by 1966.
Young's election in 1973, by a narrow margin over Police Chief John Nichols, was in no sense a victory for the working class, or for fl workers and youth, despite the popular emotions aroused by his campaign.
www.wsws.org /public_html/iwb12-29/young.htm   (1695 words)

 Coleman A. Young Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Young believed that people of all races needed to cooperate for Detroit and the entire metro area to succeed, a tenet that belied critics who called him a racist.
Young's ability to build coalitions and work with disparate groups and political opponents was a hallmark of his career.
It was Young who acted to form The Big Four: an alliance of the chief executives of Wayne and Oakland counties, the chair of the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and the mayor of Detroit.
www.cayf.org /bio_cay.htm   (2660 words)

 CNN - Detroit's 'great warrior,' Coleman Young, dies - November 29, 1997
DETROIT (CNN) -- Coleman Young was eulogized Saturday as a larger-than-life figure who passionately fought for his adopted hometown of Detroit during two decades as its first fl mayor.
Young's police chief and friend, William Hart, was convicted and sent to jail in 1992.
But Young was credited with helping Detroit steer clear of bankruptcy in 1981, and he was able to work with the business community to revitalize the city's riverfront with the $500 million Renaissance Center, the nation's first privately-financed urban development project.
www.cnn.com /US/9711/29/young.obit.pm   (911 words)

 CNN - Former Detroit Mayor Coleman Young dies at 79 - November 29, 1997
Young was drafted at the beginning of World War II, and served as a bombardier-navigator with the Tuskeegee Airmen.
Young's reputation as a fiery politician was underscored in the mid-70s.
Young won an unprecedented five terms as Detroit's mayor before he chose not to run again in 1992 due to his poor health.
www.cnn.com /US/9711/29/coleman.young   (850 words)

 Mayor Coleman Young tribute
Coleman Young announces he would not seek re-election.
Young faces a new experience in his 15 years in office: a tough re-election campaign.
On the eve (10/22/85) of his re-election to his fourth term as mayor of Detroit, Coleman Young spoke to the Metro Times about the future of the city he loves.
www.metrotimes.com /archives/young/intro.html   (350 words)

 Former Mayor Coleman Young dies
Claud Young, family physician and cousin of former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young, bows his head as Dr. Bohdan Pichurko announces the death of the former mayor.
Mayor Dennis Archer, who served as Young's campaign manager for the 1977 election, ordered flags in the City of Detroit to be flown at half-mast until dusk on the day of Young's funeral, which had not been scheduled Saturday night.
Young was most recently hospitalized for complications from emphysema, a progressive lung disease.
www.freep.com /news/young/qcy29.htm   (919 words)

 The Line of Demarcation by Karen De Coster
Young’s "legacy" in office is in fact synonymous with years of race-baiting politics and malice toward his suburban neighbors.
As the Coleman Young mayoral ruling regime swept into office, the city became immersed in numerous scandals while city administrators promptly instituted their own version of urban apartheid.
The truth about the Detroit-suburban "divide" is that Coleman Young’s administration came in and swept away the entire existing system under the guise of stamping out racism and inequality, and in the process, the great divide was created; there exists a considerable rift that has not been healed to this day.
www.lewrockwell.com /decoster/decoster72.html   (1059 words)

 Encyclopedia: Coleman Young
Eminent domain (US), compulsory purchase, (England and Wales) or compulsory acquisition (Australia) in common law legal systems is the power of the state to appropriate private property for its own use without the owners consent.
John Lindsay on the cover of the November 1, 1968 issue of Time magazine John Vliet Lindsay (November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician who served as a Congressman (1959-1965) and mayor of New York City (1966-1973).
White flight is a colloquial term for the demographic trend of upper and middle class White people moving away from (predominantly non-white) inner cities, finding new homes in nearby suburbs or even moving to new locales entirely, e.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Coleman-Young   (2467 words)

 Coleman Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Young people have this voice and are able to come up with ideas to change the...
A furious Coleman has accepted an apology from the young star, but says he is undecided whether to bring him back for the visit of the Addicks.
The city-versus-suburban campaign rhetoric has permeated Detroit mayoral races since Coleman Young, Detroit's first fl mayor, was elected in 1973.
www.wikiverse.org /coleman-young   (1106 words)

 Coleman Young Portal
Coleman Young presents the key to the city of Detroit in 1979.
Coleman Alexander Young, 1918-1997, continues his hold over Detroiters, as witnessed by the six articles about him that The Detroit News
D.C. emailer states "Marion Barry is the District's Coleman Young, Detroit's long-time mayor whose legacy is synonymous with misery."
www.e-portals.org /Young/young.htm   (413 words)

 U.S. Mayors Articles | Executive Director (12/22/97)
We commend Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer for the support he gave to the Young family and extended family to make certain that Mayor Coleman Young's contributions to America were properly recognized in a celebration of Mayor Young's life at the Greater Grace Temple that Detroiters will never forget.
Later, Mayor Young learned that the FBI listed him as a "dangerous individual who should be picked up in an emergency and the first to be considered for future prosecution." Back then, the FBI could do things to you you didn't even know about.
Mayor Young felt all through his life that the FBI was not to be totally trusted because of what they did to him when he was in his early thirties.
www.usmayors.org /uscm/US_Mayor_newspaper/documents/12_22_97/documents/Dec__22__1997___To_The_Mayor_From_The_Executive_Director_012098.html   (1492 words)

 Coleman Alexander Young Biography / Biography of Coleman Alexander Young Biography Biography
Coleman Alexander Young (1918-1997) was elected Detroit's first African American mayor in 1973 and served until 1993, longer than any other Detroit mayor.
Born in Tuscaloosa, AL, on May 24, 1918, Coleman Young was the oldest of five children born to Coleman and Ida Reese (Jones) Young.
During the postwar period Young worked as a union organizer for the Congress of Industrial Organizations, but was fired because he clashed with union leader Walte.....
www.bookrags.com /biography-coleman-alexander-young   (246 words)

 African American Registry: Detroits warrior, Coleman Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Coleman Alexander Young was from in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Toward the end of the war, Young and about 100 other African-American men were arrested for demanding service at a segregated officers' club in Indiana.
In the late 1980s, Young, who often complained of FBI harassment, had his townhouse bugged by federal agents during an investigation into municipal corruption.
www.aaregistry.com /african_american_history/900/Detroits_warrior_Coleman_Young   (445 words)

 Coleman Hawkins, Father Of The Tenor Sax
Young employed a horizontal style and worked mainly with the melodic line using an airy alto-like, vibrato-free tone as he floated above the beat.
Lester Young's style, however, had a greater influence than Hawk's on progressive players like Charlie Parker and Dexter Gordon and on the group of Cool players that followed, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and many others.
Even as Hawkins aged, he continued to be an awe inspiring figure to young tenor players right to his last days in 1969.
www.redhotjazz.com /hawkinsaticle.html   (1290 words)

 Politically inspired
"When Coleman Young made that 'Hit 8 Mile' statement (which was actually a warning to all criminals that they were not welcome in the city), it was the first time that anyone had actually clearly acknowledged that delineation between the city and the suburbs.
It was that statement, and many other controversial ones during his tenure as mayor, which made Coleman Young one of the most quotable people of his time.
Indeed, it was Young's defense of his rights as an American which catapulted him into the limelight.
www.metrotimes.com /archives/young/art.html   (454 words)

 The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young - Detroit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
The Quotations of Mayor Coleman A. Young - Detroit
This new edition features quotations that did not make it into the original book and a chronology outlining Coleman Young's life and career.
But history does not record that Mao ever called a political foe 'pruneface,' or a foreign leader 'a mean sucker.' Such wry and ribald utterances come from Detroit's Mayor Coleman Young.
wsupress.wayne.edu /africana/afrlabor/youngq.htm   (177 words)

 The State News - Young remembered: Former Detroit mayor dies at 79, called ‘visionary’ - Monday, December 1, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-04)
Starks said Young’s opposition to Reagan could have caused a negative perception of Detroit by the federal government, leading to reduced funding.
Some of Young’s biggest accomplishments were pushing for the construction of the Renaissance Center, the dominant feature of Detroit’s skyline, and the building of Joe Louis Arena downtown, he said.
Young had been hospitalized several times in recent years for heart and respiratory problems.
www.statenews.com /editionsfall97/120197/p1_young.html   (754 words)

 Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins Kansas City battle
Young recalled how he had always heard "how great (Hawkins was)…grabbed his saxophone, and played the motherfucker, and read the music, and read his clarinet part and everything" Then he hurried off to play his own gig at the Paseo Club, where a mere thirteen people made up the audience.
Williams's retelling of Young's triumph sought to legitimize a new tenor stylist; the detail about Hawkins' ruining his new car was very likely an embellishment designed to enhance the taste of victory by stripping the loser of a prized possession.
Because of his unique, un-Hawkins-like tone, Young was ostracized and resented by the New York musicians during the few months he was with the band, from spring to summer 1934.
www.jerryjazzmusician.com /linernotes/young_hawkins.html   (1028 words)

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