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Black Women in the Workplace

In this video complied from dozens of interviews from the Living Oral History Project, Black women speak about their experiences working in Washtenaw County, including the various obstacles they had to face in hiring and on the job.

The Living Oral History Project is a partnership between the African American Cultural & Historical Museum of Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor District Library, providing a permanent home for 50+ interviews with Black community members collected over the past decade.  The collection continues to grow with interviews added each year.

More Negro Teachers Urged

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29
Month
July
Year
1965
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Bach School Students Install A Bird Feeder At The Anna Botsford Bach Home, January 1939

Bach School Students Install A Bird Feeder At The Anna Botsford Bach Home, January 1939 image
Year:
1939
Published In:
Ann Arbor News, January 27, 1939
Caption:
INSTALL BIRD FEEDING STATION: First grade children of Bach school built and gave to the Anna Botsford Bach Home on W. Liberty St. the bird feeding station shown above as it was placed near the home. They will keep food at the station and have studied winter birds, written about them and seen pictures of them. Their study includes also writing to the women residing at the home about the winter birds here, and the women have been invited to write to the children about the birds they see at the station. The children in the picture above are, from left to right, Clyde Camp of Montgomery Ave., Betty Lou Eisemann of Crest Ave. and Suzanne Collins of Kenwood Ave., with their teacher, Mrs. Ruth Reilly at the right.
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AACHM Oral History: Sandra Harris

Sandra HarrisSandra Harris was born in 1952 in West Virginia, where her father was a coal miner. Her family moved to Ann Arbor when she was in second grade. Harris remembers being on the homecoming court at Pioneer High School and participating in student-led marches during the late 1960s. She received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees from Eastern Michigan University. She was a school administrator in the Ann Arbor Public Schools as well as other districts. In addition to her service as an educator, she was also a longtime caretaker for her nephew and her mother.

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Gym teacher honored

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18
Month
October
Year
1991
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Ann Arbor Teachers at the Michigan Theater, August 1992 Photographer: Larry E. Wright

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Year:
1992
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Ann Arbor News, August 31, 1992
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Ann Arbor teachers meet at the Michigan Theater this morning.