Telegram - Serving Metropolitan Detroit Since 1944

By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Black Civil War Regiment Honored in Detroit

 

Detroit Historical Society Facebook Page

"You will never overcome anything that you are not willing to confront. And I think that what these men did when they confronted racism, they confronted white supremacy head-on. They won," said Senator Coleman Young II.

Officials in Detroit have unveiled the 102nd United States Colored Troop Memorial Highway, honoring the heroic African American Infantry Regiment formed during the Civil War in 1863.

The dedication of a portion of I-375 took place at the same spot where the regiment was first organized.

"You will never overcome anything that you are not willing to confront. And I think that what these men did when they confronted racism, they confronted white supremacy head-on. They won," said former city lawmaker Senator Coleman Young II during the ceremony.

According to the Detroit Historical Society, th...



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