On Thursday, long-serving U.S. Senator Carl Levin, a Democrat formerly of the Detroit City Council, announced that he would not seek reelection in 2014. The Detroit News dug into the vault for some pictures of Levin in his earlier days. Enjoy.
Carl Levin and the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin
From left: Gov. Jim Blanchard, Chrysler boss Lee Iacocca, Detroit Mayor Coleman Young, and Sen. Carl Levin.
Carl Levin with civil rights icon Rosa Parks, South African civil rights activist Desmond Tutu and Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
Carl Levin gets in the hockeytown habit, showing off his playoff beard during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings would make Hockeytown a winner once again in 2008, and would push the Pittsburgh Penguins to game 7 in the 2009 rematch.