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Richard Dumas Blake (1922-1989)

 

Richard D. Blake stands in front of Bethel AME Church
Richard D. Blake, 1979

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AACHM Oral History: Thekla Mitchell

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Thekla Mitchell

Thekla Mitchell: Thekla White was born in 1921 in Newport, Arkansas, the youngest of nine siblings. At age 22, she traveled to Ann Arbor to visit her sister. After getting a job at Cunningham’s Drug Store, she decided to stay. She worked at the University of Michigan Hospital as a nurses’ aid and laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department for 24 years. Known as “Dimples” to friends and family, Mrs. Mitchell was active in community organizations including the Ann Arbor Civic Club and the Order of the Eastern Stars.

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Bethel Toy Club Hosts Christmas Party at the Ann Arbor Community Center, December 1969

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Ann Arbor News, December 22, 1969
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Christmas Party Called Best: The annual Christmas party for needy youngsters held yesterday by the Bethel Toy Group at the Ann Arbor Community Center was the best yet, officials of the organization agreed. Left to right is Santa Claus, played by Dr. Frizell Vaughn; Mrs. Nancy Anthony, who founded the Toy Group; Police-Community Relations Lt. Kenneth B. Klinge; Mrs. James Anderson, president of the group; and Mrs. Lee Jones, appearing as Mrs. Santa Claus.

Members Of Boy Scout Troop 75 Form Sextet, 1949

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Ann Arbor News, November 17, 1949
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SCOUT SINGERS FORM SEXTET: These six boys, members of Dunbar Community Center-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 75, have formed themselves into a sextet. They have worked out their own harmonies and have sung at Community Chest luncheons and at the Scout "appreciation dinner" Saturday night in Ypsilanti. In the front row (left to right) are Richard Jackson, 13, of 310 Beakes St. and Hathaway Gulley, 15, of 210 Beakes St. In the rear (left to right) are Duane Calvert, 14, and Dick Sleet, 13, both of 621 N. Fourth Ave., Bernard Patterson, 16, of 712 N. Fourth Ave., and Marvin Baker, 14, of 651 N. Fourth Ave.