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By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

SENIOR STAR Wardell Montgomery, Jr.


August 6, 2020

This week's Senior Star is Mr. Wardell Montgomery, Jr. The Detroit resident was born in 1940 to Rose and Wardell Montgomery, Sr. Throughout his life he has made his home in Los Angeles, New York City, and Denver, returning home to Michigan in 1995. Montgomery is retired from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he worked in customer service.

Montgomery grew up on Milwaukee Street near Russell and was the oldest of three boys. He recalls the neighborhood was integrated and very diverse. "It was more or less a working class neighborhood and we were surrounded by industry,"...

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