Coleman Young Portrait Returns to Detroit City Hall

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A portrait of legendary Mayor Coleman A. Young has been restored and now hangs in Detroit City Hall.

The 1989 commissioned oil portrait of the city's first black mayor was moved earlier this month to the Erma L. Henderson Auditorium on the 13th floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center.

It was removed in December from nearby Cobo Center for restoration.

Young was elected in 1973 and spent 20 years as mayor.

Detroit-Wayne Joint Building Authority executive director Gregory McDuffee says in a release that "it is befitting that Mayor Young's commissioned portrait be restored and hung in his building namesake."

The Building Authority is the facilities manager for City Hall.

A portrait of Detroit's 62nd Mayor Albert Cobo was moved from City Hall to Cobo Center.


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  • by Mark Location: Okemos on Mar 27, 2013 at 04:43 PM
    Honoring the man who presided over (and largely caused) the beginning of the decline of the once great city of Detroit. He's the one who first taught me that racists come in all colors.
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