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August
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1961
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AACHM Oral History: Mary McDade, Alma Wheeler Smith, and Nancy Cornelia Wheeler

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 10:55am

Mary Wheeler McDadeMary McDade was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1939, but grew up in Ann Arbor. Her parents Albert and Emma Wheeler were active in local politics and civil rights. As a college student, McDade helped found the University of Michigan chapter of the NAACP. She moved to Peoria, Illinois with her husband Joe Billy McDade in 1963. After raising four children, she built a career in law. McDade graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law and she has been a justice of the Illinois Appellate Court since 2000.

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Fire Chief Ernest Heller Is Interviewed By Mary Stevenson For A Series At The UM TV Center, August 23, 1963 Photographer: Doug Fulton

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Ann Arbor News, August 23, 1963
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Firemen Become TV Stars: Ann Arbor Fire Chief Ernest Heller (back to camera) is shown here being interviewed by Mrs. Mary Ann Stevenson, host of the University's " Through Children's Eyes" television series, as part of the filming yesterday of a series show on fire prevention and safety. The show will be seen in this area next month on Channel 7, (WXYZ-TV, Detroit), and on other Michigan television channels. Program dates have not been set. Filming of the show in front of the U-M Television Center at 310 Maynard St., drew a large number of spectators. Taking part, in addition to Heller, were Lt. Laurel Bauer, and Firemen Richard Hansen, Dean Kapp and Harry Weible. The department's aerial ladder truck was used.

Fire Chief Ernest Heller Is Interviewed By Mary Stevenson For A Series At The UM TV Center, August 23, 1963 Photographer: Doug Fulton

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Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 23, 1963
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Firemen Become TV Stars: Ann Arbor Fire Chief Ernest Heller (back to camera) is shown here being interviewed by Mrs. Mary Ann Stevenson, host of the University's " Through Children's Eyes" television series, as part of the filming yesterday of a series show on fire prevention and safety. The show will be seen in this area next month on Channel 7, (WXYZ-TV, Detroit), and on other Michigan television channels. Program dates have not been set. Filming of the show in front of the U-M Television Center at 310 Maynard St., drew a large number of spectators. Taking part, in addition to Heller, were Lt. Laurel Bauer, and Firemen Richard Hansen, Dean Kapp and Harry Weible. The department's aerial ladder truck was used.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Alma Wheeler Smith

Tue, 12/10/2019 - 11:01am

Alma Wheeler Smith was born in 1941. She recalls attending Civil Rights meetings in Ann Arbor with her parents. Her father Albert H. Wheeler was the first African American mayor of Ann Arbor (1975-78). Smith worked for nearly a decade as a TV producer before becoming a politician. Smith (D) served in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Michigan delegation from 2005-2010 representing the 54th District.  Prior to her tenure in the U.S. House, Smith served in the Michigan Senate representing the 18th District from 1995-2002.

Alma Wheeler Smith was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.