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AACHM Oral History: Jennifer and Hershal Brown

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 10:41am

Jennifer and Hershal BrownHershal Brown was born in 1946. He lived off and on with his parents in Gary, Indiana, but he was raised primarily by his grandparents in Ann Arbor. He remembers having many role models at Bethel AME Church. After graduating from Ann Arbor High School, Brown served in the military in Spain. He worked at Ford Motor Company in pre-prototype coordination for 31 years. He also worked and volunteered for the Ann Arbor Public Schools and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s department. He married his longtime sweetheart Jennifer Benton in 1968 and they have two daughters, Charisse and Heather. 

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Jennifer Brown was born in 1948 in Ann Arbor to Charles and Laurel Benton. She recalls learning to fish with her father and attending Jones School. Her mother encouraged her to take advanced classes in high school. Brown worked in banking and bank management for the first half of her career while her children were young. Later in life she got her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan and became a social worker. She has been married to her husband Hershal Brown for 53 years. They have two daughters, Charisse and Heather, and three grandchildren.

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AACHM Oral History: Patricia Manley

Wed, 08/24/2022 - 8:47am

Pat ManleyPatricia Ashford Manley was born in 1945 in Ann Arbor, and she was raised by her mother. She remembers attending Jones Elementary School and trying out for cheerleading at Ann Arbor High School. Manley graduated from Western Michigan University in 1970 and later earned her master’s in counseling from Eastern Michigan University. She worked as a teacher, cheerleading coach, and guidance counselor at Huron High School for thirty-one years, and was principal of Thurston Elementary School for ten years. She and her husband Lamont Manley enjoy traveling and going to concerts together. They have been married for 43 years.

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Day
21
Month
March
Year
1964
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New Members of the Human Relations Commission Meet at City Hall, January 1964 Photographer: Duane Scheel

New Members of the Human Relations Commission Meet at City Hall, January 1964 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 22, 1964
Caption
RELATIONS UNIT AT WORK: Nine of the 12 members of the city's Human Relations Commission are shown in the council chambers of City Hall last night with new human relations director David C. Crowley (left) of Detroit. Members who were present are (from left) Harry Mial, Dr. William E. Brown, Chairman Paul C. Wagner, Mrs. Norma F. Kraker, Max E. Frisinger, Miss Rowena Reynolds, Samuel J. Benjamin, Rev. Lyman S. Parks and H. C. Curry. Seated at the center desk is Miss Ellen Richardson, commission clerk. Absent from the meeting were Wendell E. Hulcher, the City Council's representative; Carl A. Brauer Jr. and Mrs. Stuart M. Gould Jr.

School Psychologist Harry Mial Works With Slauson Student, January 1959 Photographer: Duane Scheel

School Psychologist Harry Mial Works With Slauson Student, January 1959 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, January 26, 1959
Caption
Tests Students: Harry Mial of 653 N. Fourth Ave., one of two Ann Arbor Public Schools psychiatrists, tests a student at Slauson Junior High School. Mial, a former collegiate football star, has given psychological intelligence and personality tests to some 500 students since he started working for the school system about two years ago.