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Category: Cemeteries

He championed racial parity in the Detroit funeral industry

We thought you might “Digg” this historical excursion, courtesy writer and historian, Amy Elliott Bragg. While this true story is set in Detroit, racially discriminatory practices in the funeral industry that continued well into the 1960s, were widespread. Charles Diggs Sr. was fed up with cemeteries. It was 1925, and if you were black, cemeteries could… Read More >