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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Michigan, 1945-68

An Illustrated Timeline Compiled by Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen Pt. IV of IV This week, The Michigan Citizen presents the conclusion of historical features writer Paul Lee’s addendum to his 2007 illustrated timeline of the Michigan visits of Dr. Martin Luther and Coretta Scott King, which we are publishing in celebration of Dr. King’s 81st birthday. This final part pays particular attention to ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Michigan, 1945-68

An Illustrated Timeline Compiled by Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen Pt. III of IV In January 2007, in celebration of the 78th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Michigan Citizen published a two-part, five-page illustrated timeline by Highland Park historian Paul Lee on the visits to Michigan by Dr. King and his wife, Coretta Scott, from 1945-68. The series was republished in 2009. Since i ...

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Rabble rouser: The FBI conspiracy against H. Rap Brown

By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen The following is the conclusion of a revised, updated version of an article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) conspiracy against Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, known during the 1960s as the firebrand Black Power advocate H. Rap Brown, which originally appeared in The Michigan Citizen in the April 7th-April 13th and April 14th-April 20th, 2002, issues. P ...

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Rabble rouser: The FBI conspiracy against H. Rap Brown

By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen The following is the second part of a revised, updated version of an article on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) conspiracy against Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, known during the 1960s as the firebrand Black Power advocate H. Rap Brown, which originally appeared in The Michigan Citizen in the April 7th-April 13th and April 14th-April 20th, 2002, issues. ...

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Rabble rouser: The FBI conspiracy against H. Rap Brown

By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen On Oct. 28, 2009, Imam Luqman Abdullah, formerly Christopher Thomas, the 53-year-old leader of Masjid Al-Haqq, a mostly African American Muslim congregation on Detroit’s near West Side, was shot and killed by a joint task force led by the Detroit field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Abdullah was reportedly shot at least 18 times after alleged ...

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Detroit, you are not alone

A message from Detroit City Council President Emeritus Erma L. Henderson On Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, Detroit City Council President Emeritus Erma L. Henderson celebrated her 92nd birthday. In 1977, she was the first African American and the first woman to be elected president of the city council and the first to serve three consecutive terms in that office. The Rev. Patrya A. Smith, Ms. Henderson’s daughter, ...

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A GAMBLE FOR AMERICA

When and why Bobby Kennedy visited 12th Street By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen The following article is adapted from a forthcoming book by Paul Lee, Bobby Kennedy @ Detroit’s “Ground Zero,” May 15, 1968. — Ed. The Democratic National Convention at Denver, Col., this week featured a rare speech by Caroline Kennedy, the last living member of the immediate family of President John F. Kennedy and hi ...

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Prophet of possibility Pt. IV

Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman and the roots of black power in Detroit By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen Pt. IV of IV: Spotlight on Black Power This week, we conclude our special four-part series celebrating the 97th birthday of the late Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman, formerly the Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr., the founder and First Holy Patriarch of the Shrines of the Black Madonna of the Pan African Orthodox Chri ...

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Prophet of possibility Pt. III

Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman and the roots of black power in Detroit By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen Pt. III of IV: Spotlight on Black PowerOur special series celebrating the 97th birthday of Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman, formerly the Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr., the founder and First Holy Patriarch of the Shrines of the Black Madonna of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church (PAOCC), concludes with the t ...

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Prophet of possibility Pt. II

Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman and the roots of black power in Detroit By Paul Lee Special to the Michigan Citizen Pt. II of III:The economics of power Black Star ventures On Jan. 22, 1969, Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman, then still known as the Rev. Albert B. Cleage, Jr., reviewed the contributions of the militant Citywide Citizens Action Committee (CCAC), which had been organized in the wake of Detroit’s destructive Rebe ...

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