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1986
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February
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1988
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AACHM Oral History: Charles Morris

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 1:24pm

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Chuck Morris was born in 1938 and grew up in Ypsilanti where he attended Harriet Street Elementary School and Ypsilanti High School. He recalls Ypsilanti neighborhoods and businesses, the Willow Run Bomber plant and air raids during World War II, and the opening of Washtenaw Community College. Mr. Morris attended the Navy and retired from the Ann Arbor District Library where he worked as the bookmobile driver/trainer for many years.

Letitia Byrd with newspaper clippings, February 2001

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Ann Arbor News, February 9, 2001
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Letitia Byrd wants to create a black history museum in the 1825 house that her husband, David, renovated in the 1970s and '80s. Byrd, with newspaper stories on the renovation, said the museum would be created to honor her late husband, a restoration expert who used the home as his office.