Planning of First Protestant Vacation Bible School at Willard J. Maxey Boys' Training School, June 1964
Ann Arbor News, June 29, 1964
Planning Bible School: Ministers and church representatives from more than a dozen area Protestant congregations met at the state-owned Willard J. Maxey Boys' Training School over the weekend to plan the institution's first organized vacation Bible school. From left to right, seated, are Robert Davis, Mrs. Oral Euper, Mrs. Blair Race (extreme left), Mrs. Harry Colstock, BTS chaplain Simmie P. Holland, BTS athletic coach Bernard Bryant, the Rev. Alton A. Glazier, Mrs. Ruth Sykes, Mrs. Carol Hodges and Mrs. Sherman Richards. Standing (left to right) are A. J. Creel, the Rev. C. W. Carpenter and BTS instructor Harold Stone.
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Essie Shelton was born in Mississippi in 1930 and moved to Ann Arbor with her father in 1946. She recalls her experience entering an integrated high school for the first time and how she came to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a licensed practical nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. Essie also met her husband at the hospital and together they raised three children.