LIFELONG DETROIT ACTIVIST TYRONE TRAVIS PASSED MARCH 1; VIEWING TODAY 4-9PM, FUNERAL FRI. MAR. 13

Agnes Hitchcock, Tyrone Travis, Dee Dee Washington speak at Call em Out rally against Detroit water shut-offs

SUNRISE: OCT. 12, 1940   SUNSET: MARCH 1, 2020

Valerie Smith, formerly the wife of Tyrone Travis, notified VOD editor Diane Bukowski last week of Mr. Travis passing March 1, 2020. Tyrone Travis was a lifelong, powerful activist, political analyst, speaker and writer in Detroit, In recent decades, he worked with many groups including the Coalition to Stop Privatization and Save Our City (1992-2000), Call ’em Out, and Free Detroit–No Consent. He had been an activist since Detroit’s historic Black liberation struggles of the ’60’s.

Tyrone Travis at City Council meeting.

Tyrone Travis was an effective organizer as well, focusing  frequently on Black youth in the city, after he went to work with them at a local factory. He helped lead many heroic battles over the decades to save the City of Detroit, the largest Black-majority city in the U.S., from the devastation that white supremacy has subjected it to.

Mr. Travis was published in the Voice of Detroit during the battle against Detroit’s phony, disastrous bankruptcy.

See links to stories by Tyrone Travis published in the Voice of Detroit below, along with photos from VOD and links to stories in which he was involved, below. 

Valerie Smith and their daughter, who live in Virginia, held a special memorial for Mr. Travis there while his family members and friends from Detroit are sponsoring his funeral arrangments here. Further information will be posted after VOD receives his obituary.

REST IN PEACE AND POWER, TYRONE TRAVIS!! 

YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN!

 James Cole Home for Funerals–Northwest Chapel  16100 Schaefer Hwy. Detroit, MI  48235

VIEWING THURS. MARCH 12, 2020 4 to 9 pm

FAMILY HR. Fri. MARCH 13  12:30 pm FUNERAL 1 pm

VOD stories by Tyrone Travis:

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/03/17/the-real-cause-of-detroits-fiscal-crisis-and-its-solution/.

STATE LAWS AFFECTING DETROIT: ONLY DETROITERS SHALL VOTE, NOT CITY COUNCIL

To read Tyrone Travis’ presentation on history of millages for Belle Isle since 1992 that Detroiters are still paying for, click on Tyrone 9 17 12

Tyrone Travis, who passed March 1, 2020, is at far upper right in photo of Call em Out sit-in at Wayne County Clerk Janice Winfrey’s office.

Tyrone Travis is at upper right with group suing to stop the Consent Agreement.

Tyrone Travis, center, and other activists listen to Monica Lewis-Patrick speak against the state takeover of Detroit.

Rally against Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.

VOD stories citing Tyrone Travis:

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2014/06/01/call-em-out-goes-back-to-war-direct-action-to-stop-water-shut-offs/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/03/09/war-declared-on-black-detroit-next-protest-sun-march-10-12-noon-dte/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/02/09/jubilant-crowd-supports-crittendon-for-mayor-of-detroit/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/02/03/bing-will-hurt-detroit-kids-shutting-parks-to-retaliate-for-belle-isle-lease-failure/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2013/01/23/bing-and-detroit-council-set-to-give-belle-isle-to-state-let-the-people-vote-council-meets-jan-24-1-p-m-jan-28-29/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/12/23/councils-craven-cave-in-brings-new-assault-on-detroit-state-declares-new-financial-review/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/12/10/state-blitzkriegs-detroit-to-get-deal-with-wall-street-will-council-stand-up-at-meeting-dec-11/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/11/25/detroiters-storm-council-nov-20-to-stop-takeovers-bing-plots-to-reconsider-contracts-mon-nov-26-1-p-m/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/11/19/pro-tem-brown-in-bed-with-bowc-water-contractors/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/10/17/city-council-members-favorable-to-revised-lease-sept-25/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/09/18/councilwoman-watson-hears-citizens-on-belle-isle-rally-at-belle-isle-casino-sat-sept-22-12-noon-council-hearing-tues-sept-25-1-pm/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/08/13/detroiters-fight-snyderbing-banks-to-end-pa4-consent-agreement-save-city/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/07/18/war-on-city-workers-wrong-dirty-and-low-down/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/07/16/detroiters-sue-city-officials-to-void-consent-agreement-next-hearing-thurs-july-26-9am/

http://voiceofdetroit.net/2012/06/20/broad-coalition-plans-civil-disobedience-if-pa4-repeal-not-put-on-state-ballot/

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