FLINT, Mich. (WNEM) – Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley hosted a statue unveiling in the present day for town’s first black mayor.
A bronze statue of Floyd J. McCree now sits on the entrance garden exterior Flint Metropolis Corridor.
Neeley says the consideration is lengthy overdue.
“It’s about who we’re as a group,” Neeley stated. “We’re one Flint, resonating, transferring ahead and it is a historic second. I’m simply glad I used to be in a position to assist make this occur.”
McCree was the mayor of Flint from 1966 till 1968. He was the primary black mayor of a serious metropolitan metropolis.
Throughout his tenure, McCree fought for honest housing and equal employment alternatives.
“Now we have to have the ability to see a mirrored image of greatness all through our complete group,” Neeley stated. “Now we have different statues, however that is the primary statue within the metropolis of Flint within the picture of an African American male.”
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