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From Detroit-based author and former Michigan Chronicle editor


On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit

       Photo courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University


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 August 26
On this day in 2006, during the annual Women’s Equality Day ceremony, federal Judge Anna Diggs Taylor is honored as "Woman of the Year." 

The effort is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the National Organization for Women. Michigan NOW’s purpose: “

(T)o take action to bring women into full participation in the mainstream of American society now, exercising all privileges and responsibilities thereof in truly equal partnership with men.” 

Taylor, a graduate from Barnard College in 1954 and Yale Law School in 1957, has worked in the Office of Solicitor for the U.S. Department of Labor. In 1979, she was appointed to the federal bench by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, becoming the first African-American woman appointed to the Eastern District of Michigan.
1992 Malice Green, an African-American city resident, joins the ancestors after being arrested by police officers Walter


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