New Detroit, Inc. Records

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232 linear feet (232 SB)

On August 1, 1967, immediately following the Detroit riot, Michigan Governor George Romney, Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and J. L. Hudson department store chain president Joseph L. Hudson, Jr. announced the formation of the New Detroit Committee (as it was originally called), a citizens' coalition comprised of a cross-section of community leaders committed to finding solutions to the problems that had spawned that summer's violence and destruction. New Detroit not only serves as a forum for identifying urban problems, but also promotes strategies to reduce them by providing financial and technical assistance to grassroots community development programs and to a multitude of New Detroit-initiated projects. The records of New Detroit, Inc. consist of correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, speech material, publications, surveys, and project proposals related to the administration and programs of the organization.

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