Nov 30, 2022 - News

Coleman A. Young statue gets bipartisan support

Coleman A. Young after his re-election to a third term.

Coleman A. Young after his re-election to a third term. Photo: Bettmann Archive via Getty Images

A bid to replace the statue of Lewis Cass at the U.S. Capitol with one of Coleman A. Young, Detroit's first Black mayor, is gaining steam, The Detroit News reports.

Flashback: The state donated a marble statue of Cass, a territorial governor who supported slavery, for display at the National Statuary Hall Collection at the Capitol in 1889.

  • Michigan Democrats have been calling for the removal of the Cass statue since at least 2020.

What they're saying: "We'll see if we can move it forward," Republican state Rep. Mike Mueller (R-Linden) told the News. "It's courteous, and it’s the right thing to do."

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