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Jon Onye Lockard & James Chaffers, September 7, 1998 Photographer: Lon Horwedel

Jon Onye Lockard & James Chaffers, September 7, 1998 image
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Ann Arbor News, September 7, 1998
Jon Onye Lockard, left, and James Chaffers are on the committee developing the criteria for a national memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., located in Washington D.C.
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AACHM Oral History: James Anderson, Jr.

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 12:59pm

Please take a moment to take our Living Oral History Survey and let us know what you learned.

James Anderson, Jr., was born on October 23, 1937 and lived on Miner Street where he attended Mack School. James built a career in real estate and recalls the few blocks in the Mack school area where African Americans could live at that time, and how housing has changed over the years, from segregation through today. He remembers the bond drives during WWII and some of the businesses in town. James also worked on behalf of the JCs to establish Washtenaw Community College and was a trustee for 19 years.