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AACHM Oral History: Bill Henderson

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 12:41pm

William HendersonWilliam A. Henderson was born in 1943 in Ann Arbor to William and Viola Henderson. After graduating from Ann Arbor High School and Eastern Michigan University, Henderson enlisted in the Marine Corps and went through naval aviator training. He flew in 125 combat missions during the Vietnam War and was a forward air controller with the infantry. He advanced through the ranks and in 1996 became the first Black pilot to achieve the status of Major General in the Michigan Air National Guard. He was also Chief Pilot at General Motors. He and his wife Francine have two children, Justin and Nicole.

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Students Make Checkerboard in Industrial Education Course at Scarlett Junior High, March 1970

Students Make Checkerboard in Industrial Education Course at Scarlett Junior High, March 1970 image
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Ann Arbor News, March 29, 1970
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Checker Makers Making the checkerboard part of a checker set are these Scarlett Junior High students (from left) Nate Friley, Joe Wilhelmi and Dan Bilich. Supervising is teacher George P. Enot Jr. The American Industry class of Scarlett's seventh grade industrial education course made 24 checker sets recently for use at the school.
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AACHM Oral History: Henrietta Edwards

Sun, 07/21/2019 - 3:27pm

Henrietta Edwards was born in 1919 and grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma before moving to Ann Arbor in 1941. She and her husband worked at the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II, and owned two filling stations—one downtown at N Fourth Avenue and E Ann Street, and one on Highway 23. She celebrated her hundredth birthday with family, friends, and former coworkers and patients from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where she worked as a pediatric nurse for 32 years.

Bill Brushaber Examines The Model He Made In Huron High School's Industrial Processes Class, January 1970 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Bill Brushaber Examines The Model He Made In Huron High School's Industrial Processes Class, January 1970 image
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Ann Arbor News, January 25, 1970
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Bill Brushaber intently examines the model of a porcelain-enamel house which he made this semester in Kendall Starkweather's Industrial Processes class. The unique class, which challenges students to solve problems of the future, was begun last fall at Huron High School. More than 70 students take the class.

Kurt Ford, Mark McClean, & Donn Raley In Huron High School's Industrial Processes Class, January 1970 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Kurt Ford, Mark McClean, & Donn Raley In Huron High School's Industrial Processes Class, January 1970 image
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Ann Arbor News, January 25, 1970
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Working on their Industrial Processes class projects are these Huron High students. They are, from left, Kurt Ford with his monorail model, Mark McClean with his rail exchange shelter, and Donn Raley and his expandable house. (Ann Arbor News photos by Chief Photographer Eck Stanger)