Orville Hubbard, mayor of Dearborn, may have been known locally for ensuring punctual trash collection and speedy snow removal, but the city  was famous nationally (and locally) for its racial segregation. For most of his 36 years as mayor he was known as the most outspoken segregationist north of the Mason-Dixon line, 1953.
Jul 18, 2013 / 10 notes

Orville Hubbard, mayor of Dearborn, may have been known locally for ensuring punctual trash collection and speedy snow removal, but the city  was famous nationally (and locally) for its racial segregation. For most of his 36 years as mayor he was known as the most outspoken segregationist north of the Mason-Dixon line, 1953.

Source: dlxs.lib.wayne.edu

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    does anyone want to know what “Keep Dearborn Clean” really meant??
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    Yep. Having “Keep Dearborn Clean” on the municipal trash cans was not about litter. Truly awful.
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