On This Day: African-American Life in Detroit
Photo courtesy of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University
On this day in 1971, architect Albert Kahn's former home and current headquarters of the Detroit Urban League (DUL) is included in the State of Michigan Registry of Historic Sites.
Located at 208 Mack Avenue at the corner of John R Street, the English Renaissance-style structure, built in 1906, has been DUL's main office since Kahn's death in 1942.
Under the leadership of Forrester B. Washington, John C. Dancy, Francis Kornegay, N. Charles Anderson and others, the site has hosted thousands of community meetings, debutante balls, and wedding receptions as well as other social and economic planning and action meetings.
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