Walter and Albertina Sisulu with Coleman Young and Akua Budu-Watkins in Detroit

Walter and Albertina Sisulu with Coleman Young and Akua Budu-Watkins in Detroit

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
1995
Type: Photograph
Coverage in Africa: South Africa

Albertina and Walter Sisulu met with former Detroit mayor Coleman Young in his apartment, with Akua Budu-Watkins. (Young was mayor of Detroit from 1974 to 1994.) Behind them on the wall is an image of Coleman Young with Nelson Mandela, inspired by Mandela's visit to Detroit in June 1990, soon after he was released from prison. Albertina Sisulu was a member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC) at the time of this trip. The Sisulus came to Detroit seeking investment in South Africa by businesses owned by African Americans.

Used by permission of Akua Budu-Watkins.
Collection: Private collection of Akua Budu-Watkins