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William Hampton was born in 1948 in Tyler, Texas, and his grandmother was the midwife. He remembers attending church revival picnics, the Texas Rose Festival, and the Juneteenth parade in his hometown. While attending college in Arlington, Texas, he was active in the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. He went on to launch a Section 8 subsidized housing program in Arlington and in Ann Arbor, where he worked in the community development office. Mr. Hampton has been president of the Ann Arbor chapter of the NAACP since 2005.
Ann Arbor News, February 22, 1993
William Hampton, acting director of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, speaks about the problems of housing the elderly, physically disabled and mentally ill together in the same housing complexes. Hampton said many physically disabled and mentally ill people are younger, often have more guests and stay up later, which bothers the elderly residents.
Miguel Thornton With Visitors From Sister City, Hikone, Japan, At Hikone Housing Project, September 11, 1987 Photographer: Jim Jagdfeld
Ann Arbor News, September 11, 1987
Sign language - Residents of Ann Arbor's sister city, Hikone, Japan, will receive a sign just like the one held by Miguel Thornton. Japanese Hikone residents will be visiting the children from Ann Arbor's Hikone housing project.
Visitors From Sister City, Hikone, Japan, At Hikone Housing Project, September 11, 1987 Photographer: Jim Jagdfeld
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Larry Hunter was born in 1951 and has lived in both Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He’s worked in public service for years, served on Ann Arbor City Council, and earned a Juris Doctor degree in law in 2000. Larry recalls how he became politically active as a young man, organizing walkouts at his high school as a leader in the Black Student Union, as well as his involvement with the Black Panthers.
Ann Arbor News, December 8, 1992
Activists Sheila Tyler, left, Jessie Rogers and Mary Ann Hinton brought signs to Monday's council meeting as part of a protest over the dismissal of Housing Director Conrad Benson.