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Bacon, Mrs. Donald. H. (Jerry Houghton)

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27
Month
December
Year
1976
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Oscar Johnson Receives A Plaque During The Veterans Day Tree Planting Ceremony At The VA Hospital - November 11, 1976

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Ann Arbor News, November 12, 1976
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At the VA Hospital on Fuller Road, Hospital Director Arnold Mouish presented a plaque to Congressional Medal of Honor Winner Oscar Johnson of DeWitt, Mich. during a tree-planting ceremony.
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AACHM Oral History: Walter Blackwell

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:33pm

Walter Blackwell was born in 1930 in Petersburg, Virginia. He shares memories of growing up there as well as in Mount Vernon, New York before serving in the army during the Korean War. He worked for 30 years at the Ann Arbor VA hospital, where he enjoyed helping fellow veterans. After experiencing discrimination in housing and employment, Mr. Blackwell fought for civil rights in Ann Arbor as a member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and mentored black children in his neighborhood.

Birthday Celebration

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18
Month
January
Year
1986
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AACHM Oral History: Nelson Freeman

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 1:29pm

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Nelson Freeman was born in 1939 and grew up in Ypsilanti. He remembers being one of the few black children at his elementary school and the transition to high school with white friends. He also recalls how his father made sure local African American children had a night of their own at the local rollerskating rink, where he became one of the best skaters, and other social and business activities in town. Mr. Freeman spent time in the Navy and had a long career as a dental technician.

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AACHM Oral History: Robert Fletcher

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 1:02pm

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Robert Fletcher was born on December 2, 1932. He worked for 15 years for the Veterans Administration, then Sears, eventually retiring from the City of Ann Arbor. Robert went into the service in 1950 and, after engaging in a police action in Korea, was captured and spent 33 months in a prison camp, an experience that deeply affected his personal life and work - eventually leading to his serving on an advisory board for former prisoners of war in Washington, D.C.