Ann Arbor News, November 8, 1970
Black poet Michael Harper, a teacher at California State College at Hayward, was in town this past week to read some of his poetry at Pioneer and Huron High schools and at the University of Michigan. At the high schools, his visit was sponsored by the "Poetry Ann Arbor" group. Several other poets have already done readings this fall at Ann Arbor secondary schools. This photo was taken at Huron High. Harper's first book poetry was published this year and was entitled "Dear John, Dear Coltrane." A second book of poetry is coming out in 1971. Many of Harper's poems have been published in "Poetry," "Poetry Northwest," "Negro Digest," "Southern Review" and other magazines.
Ann Arbor News, April 28, 1981
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Fred Adams was born in 1934 and grew up in Ann Arbor. He recalls summers playing in the Huron River, youth activities with the Dunbar Center and Jones School, his work as a paperboy, and some of the black neighborhoods and businesses in the Ann St. area. Mr. Adams worked for Johnson Controls for 41 years and owned his own business as an Industrial Manager.