Reduce program interruptions with your support!

For each $50k raised before March 24, WDET will knock off one day of on-air fundraising. Give now to help reduce interruptions during the programs you love.

$22.2k to go
Listeners have already stepped up to knock of 1 day of on-air fundraising. There is only $22.2k left to knock off a second day!


Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers Open to Public

The Detroit Public Library is making available hundreds of documents from Detroit’s first African-American mayor. The Coleman A. Young Mayoral Papers are now open for public viewing. Detroit Public Library’s coordinator of special collections Mark Bowden says researchers have much to gain from the letters and memos.

They’ll find important insights into Coleman Young as a seminal figure in urban-political history as well as racial, economic and political dynamics of Detroit during the second half of the 20th century.

Mark Bowden, Detroit Public Library’s Coordinator of Special Collections

Bowden says the library’s Burton Historical Collection received a special grant to process the letters. Mayor Coleman A. Young served four terms as Detroit’s mayor from 1974 to 1994.


Image credit: WDET Archive

About the Author

Eli Newman


Just a small guy with big ideas. Sharing content and culture at WDET 101.9 FM.   Follow @other_eli

We want to hear from you.
Share your thoughts and opinions: