50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson sighed the Voting Rights Act into law. The Act bans racial discrimination in voting practices by the federal government as well as by state and local governments.

Below is an article by Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page Editor, which provides some insight into the Voting Rights Act’s historical and present day significance.

Why the Voting Rights Act matters so much today.

Click here to view the article.

New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series



This experience highlights the history, culture and socioeconomics of the following communities of color: African American, Arab, Asian, Chaldean, Latino and Native American. Participants attend a daylong orientation plus six 8 hour sessions.


Benefits of Participation

  • Increases insight and understanding of the many racial and ethnic groups in Metropolitan Detroit.
  • Develops a talented and diverse group of leaders who can promote positive race relations.
  • Offers an opportunity for your organization to be recognized as one committed to racial, ethnic, and cultural understanding.

Sessions begin September 17, 2015 and end April 21, 2016.
Tuition for the Multicultural Leadership Series is $1000.00.

Click here to apply online... For more information about the Series contact: Marshalle Montgomery at: 313.664.2036 or mmontgomery@newdetroit.org


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New Detroit: a racial justice organization
The metropolitan Detroit leadership organization working to identify and eliminate racial disparities in the region by building economic equity, social justice and racial understanding.

2014 Metropolitan Detroit Race Equity Report

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