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WXYZ Detroit Examines Michiganís African American Vote

Topic: Politics and Election Coverage
Posted on 11/1/2018

Scrippsí ABC affiliate WXYZ produced a one-hour prime time special, ďSpotlight on the News: Inside Michiganís African American VoteĒ that explores how African American voters in Michigan impact local, state and national elections. WXYZ re-aired it on October 2, 7, 10 and 12.

Community Affairs Director Chuck Stokes hosted conversations with political experts, journalists, civil rights activists, religious leaders and leaders in Michiganís Democratic and Republican parties. Guests include civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson; Detroit Urban League President N. Charles Anderson; Michigan ACLU Director Kary Moss; Wayne State University law professor and Damon J. Keith Center Director Peter Hammer; and The Ballenger Report Founder Bill Ballenger. An interview with 92-year-old Mildred Madison, a lifelong Detroiter and community organizer, explores the importance of voting.

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