Sandra Harris was born in 1952 in West Virginia, where her father was a coal miner. Her family moved to Ann Arbor when she was in second grade. Harris remembers being on the homecoming court at Pioneer High School and participating in student-led marches during the late 1960s. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She was a school administrator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools as well as other districts. In addition to her service as an educator, she was also a longtime caretaker for her nephew and her mother.
Patricia Ashford Manley was born in 1945 in Ann Arbor, and she was raised by her mother. She remembers attending Jones Elementary School and trying out for cheerleading at Ann Arbor High School. Manley graduated from Western Michigan University in 1970 and later earned her master’s in counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a teacher, cheerleading coach, and guidance counselor at Huron High School for thirty-one years, and was principal of Thurston Elementary School for ten years. She and her husband Lamont Manley enjoy traveling and going to concerts together. They have been married for 43 years.
Ann Arbor News, November 6, 1977
Members of the Second Baptist Church Participate in Unity March to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., January 1983 Photographer: Cecil Lockard
Ann Arbor News, January 17, 1983
IN MARTIN'S MEMORY -- Approximately 350 people braved the cold weather Sunday to participate in a Unity March commemorating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The marchers walked from the Washtenaw County Court House to the Second Baptist Church at 850 Red Oak. In the picture, they are nearing the church, where a memorial and rededication service were held. Mayor Louis D. Belcher prclaimed Sunday Martin Luther King., Jr. Day in Ann Arbor. More picture of the march are on the Back Page.