The State of the Dream
50 years after the civil rights movement peaked, deputy mayor and ’72 grad Saul Green views African American progress through the lens of Detroit

By John Masson, Amicus editor

Detroit Deputy Mayor Saul Green packed a Hutchins Hall classroom as part of the Law School’s Martin Luther King Day celebration with a sobering talk on the state of a city to which he said he is "inextricably linked." Green, a 1972 Michigan Law graduate, a former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and an adjunct professor at the Law School, told listeners the city has more than its share of problems, but also has a rare opportunity to reinvent itself.