Rose Martin and Staff Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner At Peace Neighborhood Center, November 1991 Photographer: Lelen Bourgoignie
Ann Arbor News, November 29, 1991
ROSE FEEDS THE HUNGRY: Rose Martin, director of the Peace Neighborhood Center, and Latoria Edwards stand ready with aprons in place and smiles on their faces as they offered hot home-cooked Thanksgiving dinners to those in need Thursday. The Peace Neighborhood Center, Cottage Inn Pizza and the Salvation Army were among the groups offering hot meals this Thanksgiving.
Staff Prepares Thanksgiving Dinner At Peace Neighborhood Center, November 1991 Photographer: Lelen Bourgoignie
Rose Martin Greets Thanksgiving Guests At Peace Neighborhood Center, November 1991 Photographer: Lelen Bourgoignie
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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.