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George Stripp & Charles Betz With Frederick C. Matthaei's Helicopter, March 1956

George Stripp & Charles Betz With Frederick C. Matthaei's Helicopter, March 1956 image
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Ann Arbor News, March 19, 1956
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BACK DOOR SERVICE: Attorney George E. Stripp of 1210 Hull St. and Charles Betz of 1286 Lester St. (seated in craft), both of Ypsilanti township, landed this new helicopter behind Stripp's house yesterday afternoon. Looking on at left are Stripp and his wife, Virginia, and four of their seven children (from left), Gary, 7 1/2, Sandy, 9, Greg, 5 and Gerald, 6. Betz, the pilot, holds his son, Jimmy, 3. His wife, Shirley, holds Freddy, 1, while the other two Betz children, Johnny, 7, and Charles, jr., look on. Betz and Stripp left Ft. Worth, Tex., last Thursday morning but storms delayed them twice. The helicopter, painted maize and blue, the University of Michigan colors, was purchased by Frederick C. Matthaei, owner of American Metal Products Co. in Detroit, who will use the craft to commute between his home at 4895 Geddes Rd., Ann Arbor township, and his work.

Inspecting Historical Cemetery, August 1956

Inspecting Historical Cemetery, August 1956 image
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Ann Arbor News, August 29, 1956
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JUDGE INSPECTS CEMETERY: Before adjourning the case for two months, Circuit Judge Herman Dehnke of Harrisville (right) recessed the court hearing on the fate of this "historic" cemetery to inspect the site off Packard Rd. near Yost Blvd. The Daughters of the American Revolution which is seeking to preserve the cemetery, built the stone wall in 1938. Attorneys Clan Crawford, jr., (left), who represents the DAR, and Arthur C. Lehman, Pittsfield township attorney, accompanied Judge Dehnke on his inspection.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Roberta Wright

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:17am

Roberta Hughes Wright was born in 1922 and grew up in Detroit. She attended Howard University at age 15 and completed her bachelor's degree at Wayne State University. During the course of her career she was an X-ray technician, teacher, school social worker, and probate attorney. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan and a JD from Wayne State. After the passing of her first husband Wilbur B. Hughes II, she married Charles H. Wright, founder of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. She wrote several books, including an autobiography titled Reflections of My Life and Lay Down Body: Living History in African American Cemeteries. She passed away on April 2, 2019.

Roberta Hughes Wright was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Death Takes Arthur Brown At Age Of 68

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Parent Issue
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21
Month
September
Year
1932
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Attorneys Outside Federal Court After Kozminski Slavery Conviction, February 1984

Attorneys Outside Federal Court After Kozminski Slavery Conviction, February 1984 image
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Ann Arbor News, February 11, 1984
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U. S. attorneys Virginia Morgan (left) and Susan King answer questions outside federal court as defense attorney David Goldstein (light coat) listens

Prof. Waldo Abbot Succumbs At 76

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
November
Year
1964
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Attorney Suffers Firecracker Burns

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Day
5
Month
July
Year
1940
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