Plaque, John F. Kennedy, Peace Corps, Michigan Union, 530 S State St, University of Michigan, May 15, 2016 Photographer: Steve Jensen
Mary 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.
Slauson Junior High students selling lollipops to support the Peace Corps, May 1967 Photographer: Doug Fulton
Ann Arbor News, May 2, 1967
Slauson Fund-Raising Project Slauson Junior High students crowd around a table to buy lollipops being sold to raise funds for the school's participation in the Peace Corps School-to-School Program. The Slauson youths have reached their $1,000 goal to build a school overseas.
Frances Reed, Peace Corps worker returned from El Salvador, February 1974 Photographer: Attributed to Eck Stanger
Ann Arbor News, September 23, 1963
Peace Corps Members Daniel Teare and David Dwyer
Thailand ambassador to the U. S. greets newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. David Michels Michaels at the University's Peace Corps Banquet, January 1962 Photographer: Eck Stanger
Ann Arbor News, January 18, 1962
AMBASSADOR GREETS NEWLYWEDS: Visutr Arthayukti (left), Thailand's ambassador to the United States, and Mr. and Mrs. David Michels Michaels, U-M Peace Corps trainees who left today for service in Thailand, greet each other with folded hands which is Thailand equivalent of our handshake. The Michaels, who became the first Peace Corps trainees to marry, met the Thai ambassador last night at a sendoff banquet.