Ann Arbor News, February 17, 1986
Connell (left) helps George Goodman fill out a questionnaire as part of the health screening program at the fair. Goodman's wife, Thelma, co-founder of the area's first community center, also takes part.
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Janice Thompson was born in 1939 and grew up in Ypsilanti. She reminisces about visits from her Detroit relatives to her home in the "country," some of the prejudice she faced during her school years, and pranks she played with friends in Ypsilanti neighborhoods. Ms. Thompson received a master's degree in social work, working for a time at the Veteran's Administration hospital and running programs for public housing children.