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UpwardAction Salutes Don H. Barden

UpwardAction Salutes Don H. Barden


Posted By on Feb 3, 2014

Detroit business executive Don H. Barden holds the honorary title as the first African American to own a Las Vegas Casino. He was the first to hold a major cable television franchise, as well. Born December 20th 1943, the ninth of thirteen children, Mr. Barden would go on to become a Detroit icon. He had attempted to build a casino in his hometown of Detroit, but plans fell through with objections from local ministers in the...

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