Dearborn statue controversy continues over history of fmr. Mayor Orville Hubbard

Posted at 6:18 PM, Mar 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 18:41:17-04

Orville Hubbard was mayor of Dearborn from 1942 to 1978. Seven years after he died in 1982, a statue of him was prominently placed in front of city hall.  

History shows he was a segregationist and racist.

Seventeen months ago, his statue was removed when more racism erupted in the US with 9 African Americans killed in a church in South Carolina and the Confederate Flag under attack. 

in 1969 during the civil rights movement, Mayor Hubbard was quoted by the New York Times as saying if whites didn't want to live with, a racial slur for black people, they sure didn't have to. This was a free country. This is America.

The statue has been demoted not deleted from the city.  It has been refurbished and placed in front of the Dearborn Historical Museum at a cost of $7,000.

Dawd Walid of CAIR of Michigan says Hubbard's history should be posted with the statue. And it should not be in front of the American Flag which is on a pole behind it. 

People can get a booklet from the Dearborn Museum Office to read about Mayor Hubbard.