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AACHM Oral History: Laurita Thomas

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Laurita Thomas

Laurita Thomas was born in 1950, and her family lived in southwest Detroit and Ontario, California. She attended the University of Michigan and pursued two master’s degrees from Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. Throughout her career, Thomas has pushed for better career opportunities for women and women of color. She worked at U-M for 47 years, eventually serving as Vice President for Human Resources. A survivor of domestic violence, she regularly shares her story and was president of the board of Safe House Center in Ann Arbor.

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27
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October
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1996
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Children Enjoy The Huron High School Black Student Union's Halloween Party, October 1989 Photographer: Jessica Greene

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Ann Arbor News, October 26, 1989
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SIMON SAYS: What Simon said for these children at the Huron High School Black Student Union's halloween party Wednesday was 'Shake your arms.' The party was held Wednesday in the school cafeteria.

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28
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2003
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Alena Simons Tries Her New Locker at Huron High Freshman Orientation, August 1991 Photographer: Colleen Fitzgerald

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Ann Arbor News, August 28, 1991
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Freshman Alena Simons, a former Clague student, tries out her locker at Huron High School for the first time Tuesday night at orientation. Her mother, Carolyn, looks on.

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15
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February
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1970
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