Press enter after choosing selection
Graphic for events post

Media

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.

View historical materials for Mary McDade.

 

Sign Disparages Military

Sign Disparages Military image
Parent Issue
Day
16
Month
September
Year
1965
Copyright
Copyright Protected

'Peace Corps' Idea Began At University

'Peace Corps' Idea Began At University image
Parent Issue
Day
4
Month
November
Year
1960
Copyright
Copyright Protected

Slauson Junior High students selling lollipops to support the Peace Corps, May 1967 Photographer: Doug Fulton

Slauson Junior High students selling lollipops to support the Peace Corps, May 1967 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 2, 1967
Caption
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.

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

Thailand ambassador to the U. S. greets newlyweds Mr. and Mrs. David Michels Michaels at the University's Peace Corps Banquet, January 1962 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 18, 1962
Caption
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.