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AACHM Oral History: William Hampton

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 5:03pm

 

William Hampton

William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.

Juneteenth Celebration

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15
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1997
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NAACP Branch Sponsoring Freedom Festival

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26
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June
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1996
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NAACP Gets Ready For Juneteenth

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17
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1994
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Emancipation celebration

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2004
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AACHM Oral History: Evelyn Payne

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 1:03pm

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Evelyn Payne was born on November 3, 1924, and although she was an only child, she went on to have 8 children, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Evelyn grew up in Tennessee where she remembers segregation and walking 10 miles to school. In 1945, at 20 years of age, she moved to Ann Arbor where she is proud to have raised all her children while working as a nursing assistant - for 25 years at St. Joseph Mercy and 16 years at the University of Michigan.