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AACHM Oral History: Mike Bass

Wed, 08/10/2022 - 3:45pm

Mike BassMichael Thomas Bass was born in 1945 to Thomas and Louise Bass. His parents–a doctor and a teacher–were influential members of Ypsilanti’s Black community. Bass excelled in football, basketball, and track. He was senior class president of Ypsilanti High School in 1963. He received a BA in Education from the University of Michigan. Bass is best known for playing in the National Football League for the Washington Commanders (formerly Redskins) from 1969 to 1975. After retiring from the NFL, Bass ran a resort in the Bahamas. He and his wife Rosita now reside in Florida and they have two daughters, Kimberly and Louise.

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EMU Eagles Vs. Toledo Rockets Basketball Game, February 1993 Photographer: Benjamin Rusnak

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Ann Arbor News, February 14, 1993
EMU sophomore Theron Wilson grabs a rebound from Toledo's Craig Thames. Wilson finished with nine rebounds, 17 points and seven blocked shots.

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AACHM Oral History: William Hampton

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 5:03pm


William Hampton

William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.