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Ypsilanti Doctors Lead Medical Forum, March 1956

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Ann Arbor News, March 19, 1956
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FINAL MEDICAL FORUM PANEL: Fine of the six Washtenaw county doctors who will participate in the final Medical Forum on "Change of Life in Men and Women" are shown here. They are (left to right) Drs. Marcia Potter, Thomas J. Bass, George S. Sayre, C. W. Spears and J. J. Woods, all of Ypsilanti. Dr. Lyle Elliott, also of Ypsilanti, was not present when the picture was taken. The forum will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Ypsilanti High School auditorium.
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AACHM Oral History: Mike Bass

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AACHM Oral History: Leah Bass-Baylis

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Leah BassLeah Bass-Baylis was born in 1954 in Ypsilanti. Her parents Thomas and Louise Bass–a doctor and teacher–were influential members of Ypsilanti’s Black community. She studied dance at Ypsilanti’s Randazzo Dance Theater and graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta in 1976. She also holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational Change from the University of Southern California. Bass-Baylis was a dancer and choreographer for many Broadway shows, including performing in The Tap Dance Kid. In her later career as an administrator, she developed arts education programs in Los Angeles. She and her husband Doug Baylis have four children.

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