The Activist Entrepreneur Recalls Detroit’s Return from the Brink

Award-Winning Auto Dealer Sees Parallels Between Bankruptcy Challenge and Post-1967 DETROIT — Before Walt Douglas built Avis Ford into one of America’s top 25 Ford dealerships and was named Black Enterprise magazine’s  Auto Dealer of the Year in 2010, he built bridges between business, government and the community as president of New Detroit Inc., the […]

Summary of The Activist Entrepreneur

In 1967 Walt Douglas was an ambitious IRS computer programmer, transplanted from Washington, D.C., and settling into a new home in Detroit with his wife Retha and young family.  That’s when the worst urban riot of the 1960s broke out a few miles from their quiet neighborhood, forever changing their lives and altering the shape […]

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