Coleman Young

  Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press.

Coleman Young was elected Detroit’s first black mayor in the 1973 election. One of his major campaign promises was to abolish the Detroit Police Department’s undercover STRESS unit, which had become extremely unpopular among the black community. During his 20-year tenure as mayor, he became a target of numerous FBI investigations into bid-rigging and police corruption.

Coleman appears in Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7, and Episode 8.

I’ve never been accused of being immoral, but I’ve never been accused of being too moral either.
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