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AACHM Oral History: Harold Simons

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Harold Simons

Harold Simons was born in 1946 and he grew up in Ann Arbor. He was inspired by Jones School teacher Harry Mial to become a teacher and coach. A standout basketball player for Ann Arbor High, he went on to play at Eastern Michigan University. He was the freshman basketball coach there before becoming head coach at Huron High for 20 years. Mr. Simons reflects on race relations and generational differences in Ann Arbor. He and his wife Ethel have been married for 53 years.

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William Hampton Speaks at Housing Forum, February 1993

William Hampton Speaks at Housing Forum, February 1993 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, February 22, 1993
Caption
William Hampton, acting director of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, speaks about the problems of housing the elderly, physically disabled and mentally ill together in the same housing complexes. Hampton said many physically disabled and mentally ill people are younger, often have more guests and stay up later, which bothers the elderly residents.

Nellie Monamus Attends Homeowners Workshop for Senior Citizens at Bethel AME Church, August 1989

Nellie Monamus Attends Homeowners Workshop for Senior Citizens at Bethel AME Church, August 1989 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1989
Caption
Nellie Monamus, above, listens intently during the 'Protecting Your Home' seminar held at Bethel A.M.E. Church recently.

Carolyn Hastings Speaks at Homeowners Workshop for Senior Citizens at Bethel AME Church, August 1989

Carolyn Hastings Speaks at Homeowners Workshop for Senior Citizens at Bethel AME Church, August 1989 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1989
Caption
Above left, Carolyn Hastings of the Housing Bureau for Seniors, explains homeowners rights during the workshop.

Home buyers feel pinch in Ann Arbor

Home buyers feel pinch in Ann Arbor image
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24
Month
June
Year
2005
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Aerial Photograph of Veteran's Housing Project in Dixboro, October 1951

Aerial Photograph of Veteran's Housing Project in Dixboro, October 1951 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, October 27, 1951
Caption
Veterans' Home Project Grows: This aerial view by a News photographer shows the Dixboro area that will be the site of 41 homes of veterans under a Home Realty Co. project. At the bottom of the photograph can be seen Plymouth Rd., and at the extreme left is N. Dixboro Rd. perpendicular to it. Five of the $9,600 houses on Church St. (center) will see "moving-in day" within a week. Five others are in the plastering stage, and 11 started 10 days ago on Beaumont Ave. (upper center) are in various stages of roughing-in.