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Michigan millennial leads nation’s largest NAACP branch

Kamilia Landrum is on the move. At 30, she’s the youngest Detroit NAACP executive director in the branch’s 107 years. The Detroit branch is the...

On this day in 1983: Nun battling Vatican poised to head...

A Michigan Senate committee on March 8, 1983, recommended that Sister Agnes Mary Mansour’s appointment to head the Department of Social Services be approved...

On this day in 1932: 4 killed during Ford Hunger March

The Ford Hunger March was carried out on March 7, 1932, during the Great Depression. It's sometimes called the Ford Massacre, as five people...

On this Day in 1857: Cass becomes U.S. Secretary of State

Lewis Cass of Michigan on March 6, 1857, became U.S. Secretary of State. Cass previously served as Michigan territorial governor from 1813 to 1831. He...

On this day in 1968: Young becomes Senate Dems’ first Black...

Michigan Senate Democrats on March 5, 1968, selected Coleman A. Young of Detroit as their floor leader. The 49-year-old Young replaced Sandy Levin, who...

On this day in 1926: Billionaire Richard DeVos Sr. born

Richard DeVos Sr. was on born on March 4, 1926, in Grand Rapids. DeVos attended Calvin College and was a member of the Sigma Phi...

On this day in 1960: ‘Soapy’ declines to run for re-election

G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams on March 3, 1960, announced that he would not seek a seventh term as Michigan governor. That was during the era...

On this day in 1999: Pioneering African-American female judge honored

The Michigan House of Representatives on March 2, 1999, adopted a resolution honoring Claudia House Morcom, one of the state's leading lawyers and retired...

On this day in 1961: JFK launches Peace Corps after U...

President John Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. He first proposed the idea at a University of Michigan during a 1960...

On this day in 1952: House Un-American Activities Committee meets in...

The Rev. Charles A. Hill, Hartford Avenue Baptist Church pastor, on this day in 1952 testified before the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)...

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