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Janet Johnson-Haynes and Barbara Meadows Sing With Our Own Thing Chorale, June 1998

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Ann Arbor News, June 7, 1998
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Janet Johnson-Haynes, left, and Barbara Meadows sing with the Willis Patterson Our Own Thing Chorale during Saturday's festival.

Bill McAdoo, Also Known As Mr. Music, May 2000

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Ann Arbor News, May 8, 2000
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Ann Arbor resident Bill McAdoo, a retired skilled tradesman at GM, is known as Mr. Music among many African-American church groups and choirs.

McAdoo, William P.

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November
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2001
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Ypsilanti Quartet, August 1955

Ypsilanti Quartet, August 1955 image
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Ann Arbor News, August 2, 1955
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ROCKIN' WITH RHYTHM: This Ypsilanti quartet will be one of the featured attractions at the talent show at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the West Park band shell. The singers (left to right) are Waverly Chauncey, William Rhan, Albert Roper and Kenny Robinson.

Rockin' With Rhythm

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2
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August
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1955
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Legacies Project Oral History: Victoria Loomis

Thu, 01/16/2020 - 9:23am

Victoria Suane Milton was born in 1933 and grew up in River Rouge, Michigan. Her mother was of French creole background from New Orleans. In 1938 her father, Samuel B. Milton, founded one of Michigan’s first Black-owned hospitals, Sidney A. Sumby Memorial Hospital. He was also the first Black Wayne County coroner. After getting her BA in social work from the University of Michigan in the 1950s, Victoria returned to work at Sumby Memorial Hospital in purchasing and housekeeping. She and her husband John Loomis had six children, including a set of triplets. She passed away in 2021.

Victoria Loomis was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2009-2010 as part of the Legacies Project.