Category: News Briefs Published on Wednesday, 21 December 2011 13:36 Written by Michigan Chronicle
Detroit civil rights leader Dr. Claude Young, personal physician to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a cousin of the city’s first African American mayor, Coleman A. Young, died Tuesday at his home. Dr. Young, who had been battling cancer, was a former chairman of the board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the famed civil rights organization cofounded by Dr. King. Dr. Young, who was also a power broker in Michigan politics and in the national Democratic Party. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
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