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Food, Cheer, Hope Served For Holiday

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Parent Issue
Day
25
Month
November
Year
1994
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Groups Serving Turkey Dinners To Needy

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Parent Issue
Day
23
Month
November
Year
1988
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Couple Builds Church, Center in Namibia

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Parent Issue
Day
1
Month
March
Year
2000
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AACHM Oral History: Gerald Edwards

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:32pm

Gerald Edwards was born in 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. He remembers being discriminated against as one of three African American students at his elementary school in the aftermath of Brown v. Board of Education. At Heidelberg College, he participated in sit-ins to help found a Black Student Union House. After beginning his career in automotive manufacturing with Ford Motor Company, Mr. Edwards started his own business, Engineered Plastic Products, in 1987. He and his wife Jada also started the Edwards Foundation, which was dedicated to philanthropy in Namibia.

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AACHM Oral History: Johnny Barfield

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:54pm

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

Johnny W. Barfield was born February 8, 1927, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. As a child he sold soap house to house and, after tenth grade, joined the U.S. Army where he served in France and Germany. After leaving the Army in 1947, Mr. Barfield became a wall washer for the University of Michigan, where hard work, entrepreneurship, and innovation helped him build the largest cleaning business in Ann Arbor. Mr. Barfield is widely recognized for his philanthropic work and support of the African American and business communities.

Gerritt Smith's Donation

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Parent Issue
Day
5
Month
December
Year
1846
Copyright
Public Domain