DETROIT - A steady stream of family and friends paid their respects Saturday at one of the visitation for Detroit-area journalist and activist-minister Angelo Henderson.
Henderson's death brought a premature ending to a career that made him one of Detroit's most well-known radio hosts.
Henderson was a host on radio station WCHB. While at The Wall Street Journal, he won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for a portrait of a Detroit pharmacist driven to violence by encounters with armed robbers.
Many left with teary eyes and heavy hearts Saturday as the community came together to celebrate Henderson's life -- a life spent doing selfless work in the community.
Henderson also co-founded Detroit 300, a crime-fighting organization whose members were residents, civic groups and businesses. He also was an ordained minister.
He is survived by his wife and son.
Saturday was the first of two public viewings.
Swanson Funeral Home
14751 W. McNicols Road
Detroit, MI, 48235
Saturday, Feb. 22, Noon to 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23, Noon to 8 p.m.
Greater Grace Temple
23500 W. 7 Mile Road
Detroit, MI, 48219
Monday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.
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