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AACHM Oral History: Dolores and James Turner

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:05am

Dolores TurnerDolores Preston Turner was born in Ann Arbor in the early 1940s, and her family lived in a small historically Black neighborhood on Woodlawn Avenue. She graduated from Ann Arbor High School, where she met her future husband, James Turner. She remembers moving into their first apartment in Pittsfield Village as a result of fair housing protests in Ann Arbor in the 1960s. Turner has two master’s degrees and she taught English at Huron High School for 30 years. Dolores and James celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September 2021.

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AACHM Oral History: Patricia Horne McGee

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 11:03am

Patricia Horne McGeePatricia Horne McGee was born in 1946 in Ypsilanti, where she attended Perry Elementary and Ypsilanti High School. She recalls the mutual support and accomplishments of many childhood friends and neighbors, and reflects on rising tensions between Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Horne McGee has two master's degrees from the University of Michigan and UCLA. She taught child development and social work for fifteen years at Ferris State College and Mercy College. After leaving academia, she worked for the Wayne County Intermediate School District and she was director of Head Start for Washtenaw County.

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Judith DeWoskin - Creative Writing Teacher Of The Year, June 1997

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Ann Arbor News, June 13, 1997
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Community High's Judith DeWoskin generates excitement in writing, her students say.
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Legacies Project Oral History: Joyce Plummer

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:14am

Joyce Plummer was born in 1931 and grew up in Flint, Michigan. Her mother was a registered nurse and her father taught public school. She recalls the impact of the Depression and World War II on her community. Plummer attended Flint Junior College and the University of Michigan and went on to get two Master’s degrees. She taught English for 10 years before becoming a reference librarian at the Flint Public Library for 20 years. Later in life she married Robert H. Plummer, whom she had met at Flint Junior College.

Joyce Plummer was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Jacqueline Heubel

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:10am

Jacqueline Heubel was born in 1930 in Fond du Lac Wisconsin in the midst of the Great Depression. When her father regained his job on the railroad, her family moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa. She attended Iowa State Teacher's College and the University of Minnesota School of Dental Hygiene. After a few years working as a dental hygienist, she returned to teaching. Huebel taught in the Pontiac School District during the Civil Rights Era, and recalls the effects of integration on teachers and students.

Jacqueline Heubel was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2008 as part of the Legacies Project.

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Legacies Project Oral History: Ernest Holland

Wed, 01/15/2020 - 9:55am

Ernest Holland was born in 1934 and grew up in a mixed neighborhood in South Dayton, Ohio. After his mother’s death when he was 3, he was raised by his grandparents. His grandfather was a Baptist preacher, and his grandmother ran the household. Holland graduated from Miami University with a degree in biology. After serving in the U.S. Navy for a few years, he taught science at Western High School in Detroit for the rest of his career. Holland passed away on December 18, 2019.

Ernest Holland was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2010 as part of the Legacies Project.

Irving B. Hunter Celebrates His 80th Birthday With Atwood McAndrew III - February 6, 1953

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Ann Arbor News, February 7, 1953
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More than 100 friends and relatives called at the Ypsilanti home of retired school teacher Irving B. Hunter to congratulate him on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Hunter, who lives at 917 Grant St., is shown here with one of his youngest guests, 3-year-old Atwood R. McAndrew III of Ypsilanti. He received more than 400 letters, telegrams and cards, some of which are displayed on the wall.