The woman who wrote and championed Michigan’s groundbreaking Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act has died.
Daisy Elliott was a state representative from Detroit for nearly two decades.
Fellow lawmakers remembered her as a quiet, gracious woman who fiercely opposed discrimination of any kind.
Her years-long campaign for state-level civil rights protections finally paid off in 1977, when the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act became law with bipartisan support. It declared: