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Michigan Civil Rights Commission Issues Statement on the Passing of Joseph L. Hudson

Lansing, MI—Stacie Clayton, Chair of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, has issued the following statement on the passing of Joseph L. Hudson on behalf of the Commission.

"Joseph L. Hudson was more than a scion of an iconic business empire. He will long be remembered for his tireless service to the city of Detroit, a community he loved. In 1967, in the aftermath of a summer of unprecedented civil uprising, Governor Romney tapped Hudson to lead the New Detroit Committee, a coalition focused on driving societal change and achieving racial justice. He remained at the helm of New Detroit for almost two decades, steadfast in his commitment to creating a more equitable Detroit. His legacy lives on as New Detroit continues the fight for racial justice. On behalf of the Commission, I extend our deepest condolences to Mr. Hudson’s family."

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, genetic information, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

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