Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:00am
Lois Allen-Richardson was born in 1942 in Ypsilanti, where she remembers attending Harriet Street School and spending time at Parkridge Center. As a young adult, she worked briefly at Goodman’s Fashion Center in the heart of Ypsilanti’s Black business district. Allen-Richardson is an ordained minister and served as a missionary in Haiti and Trinidad. Since 2000 she has been a member of the Ypsilanti City Council, where she has been a strong advocate for the city’s south side. In June 2020, she became Ypsilanti’s first Black woman mayor after the resignation of her predecessor.
Korean Church of Ann Arbor Founder Seong Han and Rev. Jung Bong Lee, February 1980 Photographer: Larry E. Wright
Ann Arbor News, February 17, 1980
In the picture at the Korean Church, founder Seong Han is on the left, pictured with Rev. Jung Bong Lee
Progressive Party Candidate for state representative, Second District, Rev. David A. Blake, jr., September 1948
Ann Arbor News, September 30, 1948
Candidates on the county slate of the Progressive party were certified yesterday for placement on the ballot at the Nov. 2 general election. The candidates, with the positions for which they were nominated, are: Back row, left to right, Kenneth Martin, sheriff; Rev. David. A. Blake, jr., state representative, Second District; Jack Geist, congressman, Second Michigan District; Bret Miller, state representative, First District; and Gustave Maschke, drain commissioner. Front row, again left to right, are Mrs. Xenia Meader, county clerk; Mrs. Mae Ava Phillips, register of deeds; and Mrs. Alice M. Sloss, coroner. The candidates were chosen at the party's county convention and were certified by the party's state committee.