Ann Arbor News, June 17, 1977
Marchella Patillo is 18, a high school graduate, a prospective college student--and a mother. Below, her daughter Latasha, left, plays with Yolanda Jones at Community High School's Student-Parent Center. 'It's hard, really hard,' says Marchella.
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Katherine Dawkins was born in 1932 in the Black Bottom neighborhood in Detroit. She had two children as a teenager, and recalls how that impacted her relationships with friends and family. She married her second husband, James Dawkins, in 1963. She has held various jobs, including switchboard operator at the Gotham Hotel and customer service representative at Harper Recreation Bowling Alley and Henry Ford Hospital. Late in life, Dawkins was inspired to return to school and she received her GED at age 79.
Katherine Dawkins was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.